IM poll

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Chris A, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. AOL

    28 vote(s)
  2. MSN

    12 vote(s)
  3. ICQ

    2 vote(s)
  4. Yahoo

    0 vote(s)
  5. Instant messengers are for people who don't have real friends!

    6 vote(s)
  1. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks! In Memoriam

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH

    I just started using Yahoo messenger and I don't have anybody in my buddy list. I've been using aol and msn, but alot of the people I used to chat with don't seem to be around much anymore. Do more talkbassers use the Yahoo messenger than aol or icq or msn? Which do you find has better features?

    Chris A.:rolleyes: :bassist:
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    it's not even about features to me, AIM is just way more convenient.

    I use iChat, which is apple's AIM compatible chat program. It supports audio and video chat, as well as let's you name people in your buddy lists, so that I don't need to look at some persons random handle. and it syncs with apple's address book software, so it's easy to keep contact info all in one place.

    things like that mean a lot to me, I don't really need a lot of features, just basic stuff, and a good UI, that's all an IM program needs.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    AIM is most common so id use that. I use AIM and MSN, but MSN i only talk to , like, 2 people on.
  4. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Totally AIM with DeadAim.
  5. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL

    its an all in one thing, lets you be on and talk to buddies from aim icq yahoo msn etc all at once

    plus its skinable :)
  7. I'm into my MSN Messenger. But it's probably because the version of my AIM is older.
  8. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Apple's iTunes is the only way to go. I now collaborate with my band over the internet, and the ability to speak over the internet (without typing) is a god-send.
  9. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Yeah, I know... I really didn't like it THAT much though. I mean, it's cool to have everything on one, but it has options that the others don't, and don't have what the others have. Overall I wouldn't mind being on a few different messengers at once also.
  10. I use AIM, because everyone I know is on it. I also use the Steam IM, but that's a little different.
  11. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    AIM is great but its even better when you download the DeadAim enhancement.

    It lets you asign an alias for each screen name, sign on under multiple screen names at once, and message while away on top of other things.

  12. I use AIM cause its what everyone else uses and makes it easier to talk to everyone without having a 4 other chat programs. Though I do have MSN and Yahoo.
  13. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I use all of them, AOL, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo..... I wish I could get everyone I know on one!

    [email protected]


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    read my post ;)
  15. I've been using MSN messenger for the past 2 years...

    I used to use ICQ alot before that(as you probably remember, chris)

  16. Trillian!

    most people Ichat with are on AIM... but I have a few friends on each: AIM, YIM, MSN, ICQ

    So instead of having many extra applications open at once, I log into all with Trillian
  17. stuie86


    May 9, 2003
    mckinney, tx
    i think aim is the most widelly used, so..... i wouldn't call it the best but, i would call it the most widelly used

    im a geneus i know:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  18. You are missing out if you don't have this program and you use AOL IM!!!
  19. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    you can do all that and more on trillian, AND it's free.
  20. whenever I used Trillian it had a tendency to crash my computer, not log me in, or randomly sign me off. And I even tried several versions.

    I guess they fixed the problems since more people use it now?
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