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  • Skype

    23 40.35%
  • Twitter

    4 7.02%
  • Windows Live / MSN (does it still exist?)

    2 3.51%
  • Jabber (aka XMPP)

    4 7.02%
  • Facebook Chat

    17 29.82%
  • Google Talk (Hangouts)

    19 33.33%
  • ICQ

    1 1.75%
  • IRC

    12 21.05%
  • Yahoo

    2 3.51%
  • Other (please specify in post if possible)

    7 12.28%
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  1. #1
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    Which is your main IM network?

    As the title says, a simple survey to see which are the popular IM networks.
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    Re: Which is your main IM network?

    Used to be Windows Live (now Skype), but my friends barely use it now, so I use mostly Facebook chat nowadays when I happen to chat.

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    Re: Which is your main IM network?

    Before I retired I used mostly IBM Sametime at work. Now that I am retired I use test messaging (SMS) on my phone.

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    Re: Which is your main IM network?

    I only IM at work and we use Microsoft Lync for that.
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    Re: Which is your main IM network?

    Most of the people I know use Facebook Chat, but I closed my account there a couple years ago, so I don't use IM apps as much as I used to. I still use Skype when gaming with friends on Steam, and on my phone I usually use Hangouts since the Skype app seems to absolutely murder the battery life on my Nexus 4.

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    Re: Which is your main IM network?

    Yeah, I keep hearing the Skype app on mobile devices is killer on battery life. O: I've been wondering how good Google Hangouts are, but most people I know probably don't have a Google account, so no use in checking that out. ;w;

    Anyway, I'm using Skype 4.2, and Pidgin for Facebook chat, since all my friends are both on Skype and Facebook. They use Facebook for mobile chatting since the Skype app sucks.

    Also, I did give Jitsi a try as an alternative to Pidgin, but it's absolutely hideous in the sense that it doesn't conform to my desktop theme, or is themeable; so yeah, mostly visual complaints there. I think I'll stick to Pidgin. XD

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    Re: Which is your main IM network?

    I started with either MSN/Windows Live or Yahoo Messenger (can't remember which, probably Yahoo, but I've used both), then Skype for a while about 6 years ago. These days it's mostly email, TXTs (SMS) or regular phone calls, with occasional chats via Facebook.
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    Re: Which is your main IM network?

    My first networks were MSN, AIM and ICQ. I now tend to use Skype, Google Talk and Facebook chat on occasions these days. I go through phases of using IRC and sometimes use it religiously and at other points stop using it all together, although it is my preferred favorite.

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    Re: Which is your main IM network?

    Due to recent privacy and security concerns I have tried to move to Jabber (xmpp) in order to have some more transparency (using a self hosted xmpp server). But friends and family are reluctant to move from Skype.

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    Re: Which is your main IM network?

    IRC for GNU/Linux related talks. Skype for talking with work colleagues.

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