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  Instant messaging - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Instant messaging is the act of instantly communicating between two or more people over a network such as the Internet.
Instant messaging requires the use of a client program that hooks up an instant messaging service and differs from e-mail in that conversations are then able to happen in realtime.
What really characterizes instant messaging from other forms of text messaging applications is the use of "presence" which enables the user of an instant messaging applications to rendez-vous with his/her counterparties and see their status of availability.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Instant_messaging   (1379 words)

 AOL, Yahoo And MSN To Integrate Messaging (IM, Instant Messaging) - 10e20 Website Design Latest News
Instant messaging through computers, phones and other handheld devices is similar to the telephone, in that people communicate with each other directly and immediately.
Most instant messages involve short text notes traded back and forth on computer screens, although some systems allow users to talk and see one another through the use of cameras, microphones and speakers or headphones.
The ability to store and retrieve instant messages is critical for businesses placing orders with suppliers, brokerage firms confirming stock purchases to investors and in numerous other commercial transactions and communications.
www.10e20webdesign.com /news_center_latest_technology_internet_news_july_15_2004_aol_yahoo_and_msn_to_integrate_messaging.htm   (867 words)

 Safe Passage | Internet 101 - Instant Messaging
Because the most popular IM service is MSN Messenger, many kids refer to instant messaging as ‘MSNing.’ Instant messaging is a great cost-free tool for kids for talking to friends, keeping in touch with people in faraway places and for coordinating school projects.
Many parents confuse instant messaging with chat rooms when their kids say they are ‘chatting’ online.
Instant messaging is a safer environment because it permits users to select the people they want to talk with.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/teachers/wa_teachers/safe_passage_teachers/messaging_safety_t.cfm   (457 words)

 IT-Director.com: The problems with Instant Messaging
Since instant messaging systems are designed to be always-on, as well as proactively broadcasting the user's presence, they are a likely target for hackers and backdoor Trojan horses.
Specific problems of instant messaging systems include the fact that data is generally sent in an unencrypted fashion, meaning that anyone snooping on the connexion can read all information passed.
Uncontrolled instant messaging in the workplace is undeniably a security risk and potential diversio..
www.it-director.com /article.php?articleid=11853&SESSID=58fa46e5dcb83ba5a57bc37736f8ba3e#comment   (704 words)

 Instant Messaging - Wikipedia
Diese haben etwa den Vorteil, in andere Anwendungen integriert werden zu können.
Der Ausdruck „Instant Message“ wurde von Paul A. Linebarger geprägt.
Die folgenden Tabellen enthalten generelle und technische Informationen der meisten Instant Messaging-Programme und Protokolle zur Kommunikation mit einem oder mehreren Gesprächspartnern.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Instant_Messaging   (713 words)

 instant messaging - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about instant messaging   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Messaging program that uses peer-to-peer networking over the Internet to let users send messages instantly to people on a buddy list.
The first instant messaging program was ICQ, released in November 1996, and bought in June 1998 by America Online, which had already launched its own IM service in May 1997.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Instant+messaging   (170 words)

 Instant Messaging Security by Im-age.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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www.im-age.com /instant_messaging_security_j.html   (567 words)

 Instant messaging, instant service - TechUpdate - ZDNet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Another advantage of instant messaging is that it automatically creates a written transcript of the dialog between a customer and a service agent.
Instant messaging products are available from several vendors, such as eGain, FaceTime, Hipbone, and Talisma.
If instant messaging is adopted as quickly for customer service as it was for casual messaging, the face of customer service could undergo radical change in the next few years.
techupdate.zdnet.com /techupdate/stories/main/0,14179,2865520,00.html   (734 words)

 The Java Community Process(SM) Program - JSRs: Java Specification Requests - detail JSR# 187
Instant Messaging is intended to be the standard API to implement Instant Messaging applications and services for both IP and legacy based networks.
Instant Messaging is intended to provide a standard framework for developing and deploying new Java Instant Messaging applications and services without a prior knowledge of the underlying protocol.
Instant Messaging, rather than elaborating multiple Instant Messaging APIs for various protocols, vendors will be in a position to use a single standard API and bind it to multiple protocols.
www.jcp.org /jsr/detail/187.jsp   (1375 words)

 Instant Messaging Compliance by Im-age.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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www.im-age.com /instant_messaging_compliance_j.html   (595 words)

 CNN.com - Asia catches instant messaging fever - October 17, 2001
South Korea has increased its percentage of instant messaging usage over the last 6 months, following the introduction of local language capabilities into instant messaging services, Hazra said, adding that the Korean market is always driven by technologies that have local language capabilities, rather than by trendy applications.
"Instant messaging is going through a hype cycle where there are a lot of people interested in using it," Hazra said.
Although most instant messaging services are currently offered for free, it is only a matter of time before they start becoming fee-based.
www.cnn.com /2001/TECH/internet/10/17/asia.instantmessaging.idg/index.html   (599 words)

 Instant Messaging Planet 2002 Conference & Expo
While Instant Messaging is best known for its use by consumers, its vast untapped potential is in the enterprise business sector, where it has rapidly become a critical tool for business communications, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and business process integration.
Companies have found that Instant Messaging within their enterprises has saved them valuable time and money, and in crisis conditions has even proven to be more reliable and more effective than their e-mail systems.
Instant Messaging Planet 2002 Conference and Expo is the only industry forum that will bring together IM experts and professionals in order to exchange ideas, strategies and Instant Messaging success stories.
seminars.internet.com /im/spring02/index.html   (298 words)

 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Usability: Lessons Learned   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Instant messaging (IM) is a new technology that allows one-on-one communication in which the sender specifies the recipient and typically types a simple text message, while the recipient has a window pop up automatically that immediately displays the short message.
Users were given a description of the instant messaging service, then shown the names and logos and asked to choose those that best reflected the service.
Instant messaging is a new technology that has great potential in communicating health information.
www.usability.gov /lessons/IM_learned.html   (1274 words)

 Instant Messaging Users in Latin America
Instant messaging (IM) is a system by which Internet users can interact with other users.
This would be the case if instant messaging was used as a chat device, with a sleazy reputation as a place of encounter for cyberhackers, teenage adolescents and/or cybersex practitioners.
Instant messaging enables one to ascertain whether the addressee is available and it demands less than the total attention that a telephone call requires.
www.zonalatina.com /Zldata225.htm   (590 words)

 Software to Monitor Employees' Instant Messaging
Business owners have had to concern themselves for years with the ways that employees can use email for communication, but with the soaring popularity of instant messaging as a form of communication in the workplace, some business owners are being forced to upgrade their monitoring techniques.
While most instant messaging conversations are likely harmless, there remains the possibility that the software could be used to share company secrets, to harass another employee or for personal business.
Another leader in the field of instant messaging control is Akonix, a company that has a host of products small business owners may find useful, many of which are offered as free trials from the company's Web site at http://www.akonix.com/products/.
www.nfib.com /object/4064190.html   (684 words)

 Symantec shares knowledge: Resolve business related security issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The bottomline is that instant messaging systems meet all the criteria required to make them an ideal platform for fast spreading computer worms and blended threats.
In most instances, messages are not sent from one user's computer directly to his or her buddy, but rather from the first user to an IM server over the public Internet, and then down to the recipient.
In summary, instant messaging systems are rapidly working their way into corporations because of their efficiency and convenience.
www.symantec.com /symadvantage/014/instant.html   (920 words)

 Safe Passage | For Parents - Instant Messaging   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Instant messaging (IM) is a form of Internet communication that combines the live nature of chat with the personal contact of email.
Twenty-eight per cent of Grade 4 students use instant messaging on an average school day, a number that jumps to 43 per cent in Grade 5; by Grade 11 the number is 86
When your kids register for instant messaging software, sit with them and make sure that their authorization is required before anyone adds them to an IM list.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/parents/internet/safe_passage_parents/messaging_safety_p.cfm   (746 words)

 Instant messaging gains corporate respect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In the corporate fight to stem the invasion of consumer instant messaging, network executives are finding ways to turn what has been a negative into a productive enterprise tool.
Instant messaging is coming on like gangbusters in enterprise networks, and with its success come some of the burdens of that success.
Instant messaging can be a useful communication and collaboration tool, but network executives worry about security and usage policies.
www.nwfusion.com /news/2002/0819apps.html   (995 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Will instant messaging be the new texting?
They may not check their messages regularly, they may be out for the day, and they may not even use that e-mail address any more.
Instant messaging systems are "proprietary" and non-compatible, so if you use Microsoft's MSN Messenger you can't reach friends who use Aim, ICQ, or Yahoo!
This is no accident: in 1999 the "instant messaging wars" broke out when Microsoft's MSN Messenger was able to connect to AOL's Aim users.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/technology/3031796.stm   (1087 words)

 Optimum Online - Instant Messaging Tutorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Instant messaging is a service that allows two or more people the ability to immediately exchange messages with each other while they're online.
In addition, most instant messaging services allow you to attach files, access your e-mail, participate in a variety of chat rooms, and send and view live video.
Choose one or more of these popular instant messaging programs and click on their name below to access the software (instant messaging services are generally available at no charge).
www.optonline.net /IM/Tutorial   (272 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Instant Messaging Works"
Instant messaging allows you to maintain a list of people that you wish to interact with.
Sending a message opens up a small window where you and your friend can type in messages that both of you can see.
Instant messaging has become as ubiquitous as e-mail, and some people even use it in the workplace to communicate faster and better with their co-workers.
www.howstuffworks.com /instant-messaging.htm   (481 words)

 Colleges reach out via instant messaging - The Washington Times: Business - June 24, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Not only do the messages take the place of "cumbersome" phone calls, but counselors can multitask more efficiently because both the messages and students' files are on the computer.
The escalating number of schools using messaging software is a sign that colleges are realizing that the Internet is the first point of contact with students, said Dave Hawkins, director of public policy at the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Ryan hadn't heard of schools using instant messaging, but he liked that Boston University was easy to communicate with, and in a format that he regularly used.
www.washingtontimes.com /business/20040623-114522-1105r.htm   (615 words)

 Instant Messaging Guide - ICQ, AIM, MSN Messenger, Smileys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The most popular Instant Messaging clients are ICQ, AIM and MSN Messenger.
Whereas AOL Instant Messaging was exclusive to AOL members, ICQ was a free IM software available for download to anyone.
As we mentioned, there is no standard protocol for Instant Messaging, so you can only send messages to people who are using your IM client and services.
www.viewz.com /features/imguide.shtml   (442 words)

 Wired News:
IBM started using instant messaging in a big way internally a few years ago, and last year released its own product for business users.
Instant messaging is also being used by doctors and their patients in clinical trials.
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www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,33736,00.html   (639 words)

 Instant messaging for your cell phone- Cingular.com
instant messages from your computer to friends and family using their 10-digit Cingular numbers.
Instant messages are short messages exchanged in real time using familiar screen names or IDs.
With instant messaging, you can see who is online and available to chat, busy, and offline.
www.cingular.com /media/instant_messaging   (213 words)

 Clash of Titans Looms on Instant Messaging Front - NewsFactor Network
The survey found that instant messaging will be the core of wireless e-commerce, live collaboration and a host of other Internet applications.
For years, instant messaging was seen largely as a novelty for chatty teens and shady lurkers.
The total number of instant messaging users is forecast to grow to 180 million by 2004, with the majority of growth among business and wireless users.
www.newsfactor.com /perl/story/9372.html   (693 words)

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