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Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time direct text-based communication between two or more people using personal computers or other devices, along with shared clients. The user's text is conveyed over a network, such as the Internet. More advanced instant messaging software clients also allow enhanced modes of communication, such as live voice or video calling. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Instant messaging)

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Metadata related to 'instant messaging' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'instant messaging': 22 (1.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'instant messaging' across all Ariadne articles: 65
  • Average number of references to 'instant messaging' per Ariadne article: 2.95
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'instant messaging': 2003-04
  • Trending factor of 'instant messaging': 24.8 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'instant messaging':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. lizzie caperon (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. robert bristow (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. sarah houghton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. geoff butters (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Being Wired Or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope With Information Overload

Sarah Houghton-Jan explores different strategies for managing and coping with various types of informational overload.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

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by Dr. Radut