Instant messaging (IM) is a
type of online chat
which offers real-time
text transmission over
More advanced instant
messaging can add file
transfer clickable -
hyperlinks, voice over IP
or video chat,.
From popular instant
messaging programs, including
AIM and Yahoo Messenger, to
web-based and mobile chat
applications, IM connects
millions of people each day
across a variety of platforms.
But, while writing and sending
these messages is
instantaneous and relatively
seamless, there is a lot more
than meets the eye.
There are many advantages to using instant
messenger. It connects people regardless where
they are actually located. In the
company, colleagues can send and reply instant
message in real time without face to
face, meanwhile the work report can be shared
during the instant chat session; the IM can make
a virtual conference without get all the related
people together in a physical meeting room.
People can speak to multiple people in the
virtual conference, share ideas and get
conclusions. People on a business trip can
contact the co-works inside the company
through IM as well. What’s more, the staff can
talk to customers or vendors online as well, in
other word, now people can do business
through the instant messenger direct rather than
use the traditional method like make phone
A disadvantage is there's no tone
with instant messaging. I could say one
thing, and mean it very sarcastically,
which someone could grasp had they
heard me say it over the phone.
However, if I simply type it, the
sarcasm factor may not be noticed,
and the person I'm talking to could
take whatever I said the wrong way.
That's the only disadvantage I have
with it personally. However, some may
add about online predators. if you will
Some kids, even teens and adults, are
as smart as they should be when they
talk online. Most people will talk to
anyone who IM's, and it's so easy for
these predators to beat specific
information out of them if they're not
using common sense and keeping their
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