|AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ and Live messenger. These are the more famous IM clients used by people as of this writing. With the advent of wireless technology such as wi-fi anyone with a Laptop would be able to log on to the internet and chat with their acquaintances with these clients. However it still lacks the verbal aspect of communications as well as facial expressions or gestures and the like, an integral part of inter-personal communication. Not to mention the problem of using shortened words or “1337” speak permeates here too.
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