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MSN messenger is a pretty cool invention. I mean Iím not really into serious discussions on the email, answers to questions can often take a few days to arrive because people are so busy these days. Iíve just been Ďhooked upí into Messenger and itís really a different kind of communication, quick, simplistic and even humorous with the capability to express your feelings with Ďemotioní cartoons.
With Messenger you can communicate with a group of close friends or business partners instantly whenever they are at their computer. When a message is received you are informed instantly on your desktop, you donít have to be at an email site. A little box appears flashing the name of the sender, you read the message and send a reply when youíve got a second free.
Thereís a contact list and when you go on-line, it automatically tells you who of your connections are on and off-line at that moment. If someone goes on-line after youíve already been at your computer, a small box appears on your screen to tell you who are now also instantly message able. Itís like the spontaneity of a telephone call but you donít even have to dial any numbers! Just log in your password and youíre connected.
The huge array of smiley faces and other Ďemotionalí icons add another dimension to the conversations. Some of the smiley faces actually move (sticking their tongues out etc.) and there are many other symbols to express the moment. E.g.: Show a little sun when itís sunny in your neighborhood, flash a wilted rose when your love life isnít going to well, put up a black sheep when youíre feeling disconnected from society. How about expressing your dream of a holiday by flashing up the tropical island icon when youíre stuck in dreary office working hard on a cloudy day. They say a picture speaks a thousand wordsÖ
Well I certainly donít work for Microsoft but I guess Bill Gates and his buddies have made a few bucks because theyíve had a couple of good ideas. Theyíre helping the world with their knowledge, and I reckon their MSN Messenger is another step forward in bringing the Earth together into one world. Besides the normal email format you can also have web cam and audio conversations, as well as sending files and photos instantly. Itís as sweet as that first time you kissed your honey bunny, well maybe not that sweet.