MSN Messenger - Is it just a Toy?


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MSN Messenger (or Microsoft Networks Messenger to give its full title) is one of the most popular Instant Communication Applications on the Internet. The rise from birth in 1995 has been as rocky as it has been dramatic. After initially failing to capture the attention of the Internet Users, the addition of MSN Messenger to the Windows 1995 package was a major turning point. This and the “viral marketing effect" of users introducing fellow users to widen their contacts (and the overall user base of MSN Messenger).

The application has come a long long way from the early days of basic written communication in real time. Users now have the option to use Video Conferencing (with good quality sound), Sound only communication, Webcam Connections and File Exchange.

It now seems that MSN is adding new content and facilities on a regular basis, which is helping to cement their position in the ever more competitive Instant Messenging industry. This market is also heavily influenced by AOL (AOL Instant Messenger) and Yahoo (Yahoo Messenger), although none seem to have the same impact as MSN Messenger.

What can MSN Messenger do for you?

MSN Messenger is now used by many businesses the world over, as you will see when you visit online business sites. The system is stable, reliable and offers a unique way to communicate with actual and potential customers. What is better than to see and hear your own personal assistant?

As well as live interaction via MSN Messenger, MSN also offers a free and easily accessible email address.

What else does MSN Messenger offer?

MSN Messenger is also very very popular with children and adults around the world, enabling groups of friends to interact on a regular basis, even if they are countries apart.

There are also many new add on gimmicks available free to MSN Messenger users, including online games, customised winks, emotion graphics which speak more than words, recorded speech used to welcome friends, and much much more.

The use of MSN Messenger also offers added security, as users have the chance to block unwanted attention. In todays climate, this is a very very useful tool.

By Mark Benson for your Free MSN Smilies and much more


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