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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013, 08:42:17 PM »

I just added skype through Trillian, works fine. Feels better this way, like blademaster said skype takes up too much space on the screen and cpu memory.

pretty sure skype still has to be running in the bg
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2013, 09:31:55 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013, 10:24:39 PM »

People still use IMs?
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 10:27:01 PM »

I personally like skype because of group chats. It's basically an irc channel with people you can add to your account list and persistent logging.
Actually, MSN has had this feature since at least 2002. There've been a lot of situations for me where a window suddenly popped up (invited to convo) and 5-10 people were suddenly sending messages almost faster than I could read.

Invited group chat != persistent group chat.

trust me, i had been an msn user for nearly 10 years
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2013, 12:26:52 AM »

It's a good thing everyone in Poland uses Gadu-gadu, which has a ton of clients to choose from including Pidgin. Never had to touch Skype or MSN, I used ICQ breifly before G-G gained popularity.
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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2013, 02:44:52 AM »

People still use IMs?

only people with friends  Ninja

(though yeah, you have stuff like whatsapp/kik/facebook these days)
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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2013, 03:01:28 AM »

guess you will all have to switch to yahoo! messenger
see you there friends
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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2013, 05:04:47 AM »

People still use IMs?

only people with friends  Ninja

(though yeah, you have stuff like whatsapp/kik/facebook these days)
Haha I just call people I wanna talk to. If its someone over the Internet I'll just email them. I don't really understand where MSN fits in. I had it for a while and barely used it. I'd rather text or call.
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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2013, 06:46:17 AM »

Haha I just call people I wanna talk to. If its someone over the Internet I'll just email them. I don't really understand where MSN fits in. I had it for a while and barely used it. I'd rather text or call.

Thing is I can barely do anything else if I'm talking on the phone, and I definitely wouldn't bother calling someone to say just three words or whatever. Texting and mailing has a long response time, plus texting isn't free for me or for my friends.

When using IM on the other hand, I can simultaneously read, write, watch videos, play games or whatever. I can just send someone a link to see, even if they are not there at the moment but I can also have a long conversation. If I need to take a dump, make dinner or whatever I can just say I will be right back and then we can continue the conversation. If we run out of topics we can just stop talking until we have something else to say without it being awkward, even if we won't be writing anything for the next 30 minutes or ever 3 days.

Basically it gives me the most freedom of communication and is free.
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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2013, 07:50:12 AM »

Everything sucks, IRC is best.  Ninja
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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2013, 09:20:29 AM »

Haha I just call people I wanna talk to. If its someone over the Internet I'll just email them. I don't really understand where MSN fits in. I had it for a while and barely used it. I'd rather text or call.

Thing is I can barely do anything else if I'm talking on the phone, and I definitely wouldn't bother calling someone to say just three words or whatever. Texting and mailing has a long response time, plus texting isn't free for me or for my friends.

When using IM on the other hand, I can simultaneously read, write, watch videos, play games or whatever. I can just send someone a link to see, even if they are not there at the moment but I can also have a long conversation. If I need to take a dump, make dinner or whatever I can just say I will be right back and then we can continue the conversation. If we run out of topics we can just stop talking until we have something else to say without it being awkward, even if we won't be writing anything for the next 30 minutes or ever 3 days.

Basically it gives me the most freedom of communication and is free.
While that is true I find that it hampers my face to face communication skills. If I am used to being able to just stop talking when we run out of topics I'm gonna have problems carrying a conversation when I meet people in real life. Also I find if I talk to people in person and then go home and IM them all night, seeing them isn't really a big deal cause I already know everything that happened to them. It makes me look forward to face-to-face visits less.

Maybe it's just me but I think it has a negative impact on my social skills so I try to avoid it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2013, 09:53:24 AM »

You are probably right as I can't carry a chit-chat conversation for shit and usually don't have that much to talk about with friends when we meet face to face Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2013, 03:06:15 PM »

Haha I just call people I wanna talk to. If its someone over the Internet I'll just email them. I don't really understand where MSN fits in. I had it for a while and barely used it. I'd rather text or call.

Thing is I can barely do anything else if I'm talking on the phone, and I definitely wouldn't bother calling someone to say just three words or whatever. Texting and mailing has a long response time, plus texting isn't free for me or for my friends.

When using IM on the other hand, I can simultaneously read, write, watch videos, play games or whatever. I can just send someone a link to see, even if they are not there at the moment but I can also have a long conversation. If I need to take a dump, make dinner or whatever I can just say I will be right back and then we can continue the conversation. If we run out of topics we can just stop talking until we have something else to say without it being awkward, even if we won't be writing anything for the next 30 minutes or ever 3 days.

Basically it gives me the most freedom of communication and is free.
While that is true I find that it hampers my face to face communication skills. If I am used to being able to just stop talking when we run out of topics I'm gonna have problems carrying a conversation when I meet people in real life. Also I find if I talk to people in person and then go home and IM them all night, seeing them isn't really a big deal cause I already know everything that happened to them. It makes me look forward to face-to-face visits less.

Maybe it's just me but I think it has a negative impact on my social skills so I try to avoid it.

wouldn't skype improve your face to face communication skills more than phone calls would? because with skype you actually *see* their face and all, and they see yours
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2013, 05:13:38 PM »


wouldn't skype improve your face to face communication skills more than phone calls would? because with skype you actually *see* their face and all, and they see yours

I think that's true to a certain extent and I would actually go as far as to say video chat is more socially demanding than face to face conversations. You are always talking face to face and generally you aren't doing something together. When you meet someone to hang out you usually do an activity together, you don't sit across from each other and just talk. Over Skype close to 100% of their attention is on you and vice versa. I would Skype all the time but almost none of my friends have Skype and you can't really Skype on the go so it's not as accessible as phone calls.
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« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2013, 08:13:21 PM »

dont need 100% theres a little float-window and you can do two things at a time
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