A few year back, you just had maybe MSN Messenger
for your instant messaging, and hotmail and yahoo again for you emails. But now, of course there is the entry of the big giant google
, and life has changes considerably.
I used to only use MSN Messenger some while back, and refused to install any other 'products', until mid last year, my friend forced my to get Yahoo messenger, and since the, my MSN has been sitting in the attic. I can safely say, that I can't even remember who are in my MSN contact list, because most often, I never load it.
And then, this year, another of my friends made me get GoogleTalk
, for its smaller and simple interface.
Apart from these Giants, just last month, I was introduced to Rediff Bol Messenger
. Not so much for instant messaging, but for the free SMS to anywhere in India it offered, and first 3 messages to anywhere in the world free.
Call me a purani, but i confess that I have not used PC to PC calling until this year. Not so much because that I didn't know about the feature, but because, I didn't find the necassity to PC to PC talk. And truly speaking, I have not found something satisfactory as yet, probably because my friend's net connection at the other end is slow compared to mine.
Thought I was the only one baffled by the surge of messengers, and PC to PC calling softwares, but I chanced upon a similarly confused writer in one of the local newspapers (The New Paper
) very recently, and he has given his verdict. He says "Can't choose? Use them All!" No way I am going to use all of them.