IM Glossary -- IM Client and Internet Terms
Buddy Chat is a feature of AOL Instant Messenger allowing users to chat with more than one user in either a pre-existing or user-created chatroom.
A client is an individual instant messenger.
Offline messages are instant messages delivered and logged while a user is signed off their IM client.
These small installer applications expand multimedia features to an IM client.
A document allowing other users to learn more about you, your interests and activities.
A security feature which prevents a user from sending too many instant messages at once.
Digital wallpaper for your IM client.
A message sent directly to a cell phone via an IM client.
A feature which saves the dialogue between two IM users from every instant message sent.
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Messages created by users to describe their current state or what they are doing.
A feature of Yahoo! Messenger which allows users to designate how other users see them on their individual friends list.
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