Most popular IM client in your country?

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  1. eXan macrumors 601

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    So which IM client do you think is the most popular in your country?

    It seems like everyone in Russia uses ICQ.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  3. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    I use, but not so much anymore, AIM. And throughout my whole time in computing, I have NEVER used ICQ. Not that I don't like it, I don't even know it. It's just that my friends had AIM from the beginning.

    [ramble]

    Now that I think of it, there's needs to be another popular IM service besides the ones by AOL or Microsoft. I know there's others out there, but they didn't seem to catch on as big as those two did. But I think texting blew IM out of the water anyways. I text waayyy more than I IM. I only get on iChat for video chatting nowadays.

    [/ramble]

    Do ppl in europe use MSN? I've known foreign exchange students who didn't have AIM but all had MSN.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I've never had AOL, and I don't know anybody who does. I use MSN.
     
  5. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

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    MSN and Yahoo are the most popular ones in taiwan.
     
  6. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    I think the most popular in the US is AIM. MSN may also be, BUT MAC USERS HATE MICROSOFT. :apple:
     
  7. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I think it would go like this:

    1. AIM
    2. MSN
    3. YIM (Yahoo!)
    4. Myspace IM :rolleyes:
    5. ICQ
     
  8. bstreiff macrumors regular

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    In America: AIM.

    I know a few people using Google Talk (i.e.: Jabber/XMPP), but they're all fellow computer-science folk; all of the nontechnical folk use AIM, alas.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Some of my friends just log into Gmail and chat with their friends via their email account. Their friends online are listed on the left panel, just like a chat program. It's quite handy, but I never use it.
     
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  12. Luis macrumors 65816

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    MSN hands down. I'm not too happy about it though.
     
  13. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    Speak for yourself.
     
  14. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I'm in the UK and MSN is by far the most popular. I dont know anyone who doesnt have some kind of MSN/Windows Live account. Although because the AV on the Mac sucks, several of my friends who use Macs also have a AIM account for iChat :rolleyes:
     
  15. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    In the UK MSN is definitely dominant. There used to be a few years and years ago that would use AIM, but it didn't last.

    Quite a few use gmail accounts with MSN Messenger, but that's about it.
     
  16. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    Canada: MSN hands down.

    I'm also in the whole "Aww! I can't use iChat" thing.
     
  17. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    MSN in this area, though I'm still waiting for iChat to be compatible with MSN, so I can keep in contact with non-apple friends.
     
  18. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Here in the UK its MSN, although some people I know who have Macs have AIM or .Mac for iChat... A lot of people I know also use Bebo mail, basically Bebo's own mail system (Bebo is a POS!)
     
  19. noaccess macrumors 6502

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    Y! Messenger in romania.
    ICQ mostly, in Germany.
     
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    As others have said, UK = MSN no doubt about it. I too wish everyone would switch so I can use iChat features. :p
     
  22. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Here in Norway MSN is quite dominant, though many early IM adopters has an ICQ account or two (but few PC users actually use more than their (newer) MSN accounts, unfortunately).
     
  23. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    Korea -

    South: MSN or... omg Windows Live Messenger ooohhh!! People here also use Cyworld for MySpace/Facebook and Naver instead of Google.

    North: One way propaganda radio :)
     
  24. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    MSN here. No ones heard of AIM in Ireland methinks.
     

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