Ask the Readers: What Instant Messenger Client Do You Use?

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By Akemi Iwaya on August 18th, 2010

If you are online chances are that you keep an instant messenger running while working or browsing. This week we want to know which instant messenger client you use.


Instant messengers come in a large variety based on either open source work or from a tie-in with a particular company like Microsoft or Google. Your online activities will definitely have an affect on which instant messenger you choose. Some people only need a messenger for chatting with coworkers or friends while others want built-in social integration for their messenger. Location can also have an impact on which instant messenger you use based on the online services that are popular in that area. The great thing is that it is easy to find an instant messenger that works for you.

Which instant messenger do you use? Do you only use one or multiple instant messengers depending on whether you are at work or home? Let us know in the comments!

Update: Adium has been added to the poll.

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 08/18/10
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