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Instant Messaging:

The new era of real-time messaging

By Geneva King - 14th December 2000 - Back to News

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"Instant messaging is going to be as ubiquitous and have as big a place as e-mail. In the future it will be on gaming stations, telephones, pagers -- any device that connects to the Internet." - Brian Park, senior producer, Yahoo!

Whoosh! That sound you hear (and that telltale blooping sound you may be hearing in your neighbor's cubicle) is the sound of instant messaging, as millions and millions of messages zoom back and forth across the Internet, allowing lightning-fast communications to take place in real time.

Everybody's doing it.

Click here to find out why.


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