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About the Best IM Reader Survey 2008
IM Best Awards 2008

Cast Your Vote NOW for the 2009 Best IM Awards on About.com! Submit Your Ballot Now.

On March 21, 2008, IM on About.com asked readers to e-mail their nominations for their favorite instant messengers in six categories: Best IM Experience, Most Improved IM, Best Mac IM, Best Third-Party IM, Best Feature and Developer(s) of the Year.

After more than 200 e-mailed nominations from users around the globe, ten IM clients were named nominees of the first IM Best Awards reader's survey.

A ten-day voting period began April 9 in the unscientific survey, with voters selecting nominees via online ballot on our website.

After more than 22,000 votes cast, we are proud to present this year's winners of the 2008 IM Best Awards--the best, brightest and most efficient clients of the year! Click on the links below to reveal this year's list of our reader's favorite instant messengers!

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