|ICQ (I Seek You) is
the first Instant Messaging program. It was invented by two Israeli
Students in Tel Aviv and AOL currently
Instant Messaging allows you
to, as the name implies, instantly send a message to someone.
ICQ also has the ability to send
messages to people who are not at their computer, so they can pick it up
later. This is an important feature that other messengers lack.
As well, ICQ has a lot of privacy
features, like selecting who can know when you are online or not is an
attractive feature to advanced Instant Messaging users who have had the
experience of adding too many users to their list.
ICQ has added recent features like the
ability to send mobile phone SMS
messages and comes in a number of languages.
The ICQ community of users have created
many plugins, skin programs, and custom sounds for this program.
I still use ICQ to stay in touch with
friends. These are the same friends that got ICQ
back in 1998 when it was the only choice for a messenger. A lot of people
are switching to the messengers that are preinstalled on their system,
software suits or by their ISP.
These users, I believe, are less experienced with
IMing. I'm sticking with the best and
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