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Instant Messaging

Allowing two or more people to connect via the Internet, instant messaging is a term used to indicate an exchange of information, or conversation. There are many forms of instant messaging available for a multitude of platforms and various operating systems. Some of the most popular include AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, and Skype, where users can communicate over text, voice, or even video. Historically instant messaging is not very secure.



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