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Instant Messaging

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Instant messaging (IM) is a general term encompassing a variety of software applications that enable users to have real-time text conversations, play turn-based games, and share pictures, music, and data files over the Internet. IM software allows users to maintain a list of contactsgmdash;sometimes referred to as a buddy list—with whom they can exchange messages whenever both parties are online.

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