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Instant Messaging Prior to 1996 communication was a slow and deliberate process considering ones choices were limited to telephones letters and face-to-face contact Even E-mail took a while to send and receive replies and was too slow for some The idea of sending discussion online was beginning to blossom in the mid-nineties with the introduction of online bulletin and discussion boards Online services such as AOL Compuserve and Prodigy offered instant messaging to their own customers but it wasnt long before Mirablis a a company founded by four Israeli programmers introduced ICQ a free instant-messaging utility that anyone could use ICQ which was shorthand for I seek you used a client which is a real-time tool that uses a software application that resides on a computer ICQ was aquired by AOL in 1998 and is now a part of AOLs suite of online services Instant Messaging or IM for short is a way of communicating via typing on a PC wireless phone or other Internet appliance or device Using something called presence which is the capability to alert the user to whenever somebody on their private list is online the user can create a private chat room with another individual and exchange messages across the internet or network IM differs from a chat room by having the conversation between only two people rather than several people Besides just sending messages to other users most instant messaging services also allow users to create chatrooms and transfer files as well as allowing webcams and streaming content such as stocks and news updates Although the Internet Engineering Task Force IETF is developing a standard protocol for instant messaging called the Instant Messaging and Presence Protocol there currently is no standard of instant messaging as of now which means that both people need to use the same instant messaging service due to each service having its own proprietary protocol that is not understood by other instant messaging services There
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