• KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"

    From Andrew From Orel@VERT/BLUENOTE to All on Wed Jun 23 13:13:05 2021
    Hello!

    Several days ago I've seen one video at YouTube about ICQ revival project called KICQ. Some enthusiasts use their servers for connection by OSCAR protocol. So, if you have an old gadget which doesn't support New ICQ by Mail.ru, you can register new UIN at their server (195.66.114.37:5190) and log
    in using old clients like ICQ 2003, QIP 2005 etc.

    After watching that video I decided to try it out. I installed ICQ 2003b on my WinXP virtual machine as it described at manual (http://narodweb.ru/kicq.html) and registration was easy. Later I installed old Kopete from KDE3 on my Raspberry Pi 2 and successfully logged in.

    Yes, it's alive. There are not so much users, but they are online.

    OK, I must add that there were some problems to make it work with Pidgin and new Kopete (they are not compatible with old server IServerd which is used in KICQ), but it was an interesting experience for me.

    If you are interested in that post, I can send some links about that project.

    Best wishes,
    Andrew From Orel

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Andrew From Orel on Thu Jun 24 05:10:13 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Andrew From Orel to All on Wed Jun 23 2021 01:13 pm

    Hello!

    Several days ago I've seen one video at YouTube about ICQ revival project called KICQ. Some enthusiasts use their servers for connection by OSCAR protocol. So, if you have an old gadget which doesn't support New ICQ by Mail.ru, you can register new UIN at their server (195.66.114.37:5190) and l in using old clients like ICQ 2003, QIP 2005 etc.

    After watching that video I decided to try it out. I installed ICQ 2003b on WinXP virtual machine as it described at manual (http://narodweb.ru/kicq.htm and registration was easy. Later I installed old Kopete from KDE3 on my Raspberry Pi 2 and successfully logged in.

    Yes, it's alive. There are not so much users, but they are online.

    OK, I must add that there were some problems to make it work with Pidgin and new Kopete (they are not compatible with old server IServerd which is used i KICQ), but it was an interesting experience for me.

    If you are interested in that post, I can send some links about that project

    Best wishes,
    Andrew From Orel


    I know it is a Duckduckgo or Gigablast away, but for the sake of keeping the relevant content here, why is ICQ interesting (in your opinion) and what does it offer to users?

    I mean, if you want to get users you need a reason to get them on board...
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Andrew From Orel on Thu Jun 24 08:25:58 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Andrew From Orel to All on Wed Jun 23 2021 01:13 pm

    Yes, it's alive. There are not so much users, but they are online.

    OK, I must add that there were some problems to make it work with Pidgin and new Kopete (they are not compatible with old server IServerd which is used in KICQ), but it was an interesting experience for me.

    If you are interested in that post, I can send some links about that project.


    nobody uses instant msging anymore.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Arelor on Thu Jun 24 08:27:52 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Arelor to Andrew From Orel on Thu Jun 24 2021 05:10 am


    I know it is a Duckduckgo or Gigablast away, but for the sake of keeping the relevant content here, why is ICQ interesting (in your opinion) and what does it offer to users?

    I mean, if you want to get users you need a reason to get them on board... --

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Arelor on Thu Jun 24 11:58:00 2021
    Arelor wrote to Andrew From Orel <=-

    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Andrew From Orel to All on Wed Jun 23 2021 01:13 pm

    Several days ago I've seen one video at YouTube about ICQ revival project called KICQ. Some enthusiasts use their servers for connection by OSCAR protocol. So, if you have an old gadget which doesn't support New ICQ by Mail.ru, you can register new UIN at their server (195.66.114.37:5190) and l in using old clients like ICQ 2003, QIP 2005 etc.

    If it's using OSCAR, I wonder if it's also using TOC with it. If so an old AIM client might work as well since they developed TOC/OSCAR.

    After watching that video I decided to try it out. I installed ICQ 2003b on WinXP virtual machine as it described at manual (http://narodweb.ru/kicq.htm and registration was easy. Later I installed old Kopete from KDE3 on my Raspberry Pi 2 and successfully logged in.

    That was one of my all-time favorite KDE apps, still is. I never found the IRC client part of it that useful but the Jabber/XMPP I still use on occasion.

    OK, I must add that there were some problems to make it work with Pidgin and new Kopete (they are not compatible with old server IServerd which is used i KICQ), but it was an interesting experience for me.

    Have you tried the older Kopete found on TrinityDesktop?

    I know it is a Duckduckgo or Gigablast away, but for the sake of
    keeping the relevant content here, why is ICQ interesting (in your opinion) and what does it offer to users?

    I mean, if you want to get users you need a reason to get them on
    board... --

    In today's world it depends really on any client apps for mobile devices.
    SMS is SMTP based "texting". There's push services such as SNAP that the
    GenZ folks seem to enjoy. Xabber and other XMPP/Jabber clients bring IM
    to the mobile devices similar to SNAP but without the full functionality
    the users want which in today's world seems to be video streaming with each other.

    Also each "region" seems to have their favorite apps. ICQ was always a fan favorite of those in Russia and that area. I'm sure they'll enjoy this
    rewrite.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Brian Rogers on Thu Jun 24 17:34:50 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Brian Rogers to Arelor on Thu Jun 24 2021 11:58 am

    SMS is SMTP based "texting".

    You sure about that? Why SMTP does have a "message" feature (that nobody seems to use/support, 'cept Synchronet's mail server) - I can find no evidence that SMS is "SMTP based".
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Digital Man on Fri Jun 25 10:03:00 2021
    Hey DM;

    Digital Man wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    You sure about that? Why SMTP does have a "message" feature (that
    nobody seems to use/support, 'cept Synchronet's mail server) - I can
    find no evidence that SMS is "SMTP based". --

    You can use SMTP from *any* mail server to a smartphone's "text" messaging
    app if you know the proper information, and your limited in the amount of
    text you may send. While it may not be a direct SMTP system, it is somewhat SMTP/text based. The same applies to many different apps including the
    Winlink system used by hams.

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  • From Greenlfc@VERT/BEERS20 to Brian Rogers on Fri Jun 25 09:08:00 2021
    On 25 Jun 2021, Brian Rogers said the following...

    Hey DM;

    You can use SMTP from *any* mail server to a smartphone's "text"
    messaging app if you know the proper information, and your limited in
    the amount of text you may send. While it may not be a direct SMTP
    system, it is somewhat SMTP/text based. The same applies to many
    different apps including the Winlink system used by hams.


    What you're referring to is an SMS gateway, provided by your network provider. Something like 1234567890@vtext.com for verizon. Not all carriers provide that service, but the big ones do.
  • From Andeddu@VERT/AMSTRAD to Andrew From Orel on Sat Jun 26 01:07:28 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Andrew From Orel to All on Wed Jun 23 2021 01:13 pm

    Several days ago I've seen one video at YouTube about ICQ revival project called KICQ. Some enthusiasts use their servers for connection by OSCAR protocol. So, if you have an old gadget which doesn't support New ICQ by Mail.ru, you can register new UIN at their server (195.66.114.37:5190) and log
    in using old clients like ICQ 2003, QIP 2005 etc.

    ICQ was the first chat client I ever used on the internet so I'll always have a soft spot for it. Back in 1998/99, I only had 2 friends on it whom I knew in real life and my cousin. My cousin stays around 300 miles away from me so it was the only way we really kept in touch. We were really close but we'd only see each other once or twice per year during family get-togethers. I think we moved onto MSN as soon as that was released.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Greenlfc on Fri Jun 25 23:20:00 2021
    Hello Greenlfc and DM;

    Greenlfc wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    On 25 Jun 2021, Brian Rogers said the following...

    What you're referring to is an SMS gateway, provided by your network provider. Something like 1234567890@vtext.com for verizon. Not all carriers provide that service, but the big ones do.

    I sit corrected. It's smPp, short message peer to peer protocol which may
    be reached via an smTp gateway or other messaging gateway. The SMS (short message system) is the application just about all phones use as text messaging. There's also a variety of SMS/SMTP gateway softwares available for various
    OS.

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  • From Andrew From Orel@VERT/BLUENOTE to Brian Rogers on Sat Jun 26 00:34:40 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Brian Rogers to Arelor on Thu Jun 24 2021 11:58 am

    Later I installed old Kopete from KDE3 on my Raspberry Pi 2
    and successfully logged in.
    Have you tried the older Kopete found on TrinityDesktop?

    Yes. When I said "Kopete from KDE3" I meant "kopete-trinity" from the Trinity Project repository.

    Also each "region" seems to have their favorite apps. ICQ was always a fan favorite of those in Russia and that area. I'm sure they'll enjoy this rewrite.

    Also it was the first instant messaging app I've ever used.

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  • From Andrew From Orel@VERT/BLUENOTE to Arelor on Sat Jun 26 10:58:50 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Arelor to Andrew From Orel on Thu Jun 24 2021 05:10 am

    I know it is a Duckduckgo or Gigablast away, but for the sake of keeping the relevant content here, why is ICQ interesting (in your opinion) and what does it offer to users?

    I mean, if you want to get users you need a reason to get them on board...

    OSCAR protocol had good part of open documentation. And there were enough tries of reverse engineering of some closed features used in old ICQ. So, now we have open-source implementation of server-side application (for example, KICQ is currently using IServerd as their server - http://iserverd.khstu.ru/install.html) and client-side applications (as mentioned above, I use 'kopete-trinity').

    Also, there are bunch of ICQ/QIP clients adapted for feature-phones with Java (Nokia, Sony Ericsson etc.) which are not compatible with New Mail.ru ICQ. And that project can make them useful again.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Andrew From Orel on Sat Jun 26 12:03:00 2021
    Hello Andrew;

    Andrew From Orel wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Yes. When I said "Kopete from KDE3" I meant "kopete-trinity" from the Trinity Project repository.

    Ahh ok. I was always a KDE3 fanatic. When they came out with KDE4 it took me
    a while to adjust but I actually enjoyed that a lot more. Was never a Gnome fan. I've used it for a few years and tried to force myself to like it but just no go.

    Also it was the first instant messaging app I've ever used.

    AIM was most likely mine since I had an AOL account for kicks since the early 90s. My ICQ number (which I can NOT remember) was one of the shorter ones, that I do recall. Years ago when I had a 30+ server IRC network, we were helping develop a system called FXServ which provided an IRC<>ICQ gateway along with IRC<>YIM Gateway. We already were a contributor to the AIMServ system so
    for us it made sense. Back then it was mainly used by the old WebTV people
    who couldn't use any IM service.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Andrew From Orel on Sun Jun 27 07:41:00 2021
    Andrew From Orel wrote to Arelor <=-

    OSCAR protocol had good part of open documentation. And there were
    enough tries of reverse engineering of some closed features used in old ICQ.

    Back in 2006, I worked at a company that used AIM as a corporate standard
    for IM. We had an OSCAR proxy (I forget who made it) that would work as a server if AIM's servers were unavailable.

    It worked surprisingly well, we had a call center across town and an outsourced call center in New Mexico and kept in touch.


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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Brian Rogers on Sun Jun 27 11:43:58 2021
    On 6/25/2021 7:03 AM, Brian Rogers wrote:

    You can use SMTP from *any* mail server to a smartphone's "text" messaging app if you know the proper information, and your limited in the amount of text you may send. While it may not be a direct SMTP system, it is somewhat SMTP/text based. The same applies to many different apps including the Winlink system used by hams.

    While many cell phone providers do have an SMTP to SMS gateway for their customers, they are emphatically not related, and it isn't a general
    thing. Also, not all providers have an SMTP to SMS gateway setup.

    They are in fact different technologies, and while you *CAN* forward
    from one to another, they are not the same, and not linked.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Andrew From Orel on Wed Jul 7 08:50:39 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Andrew From Orel to All on Wed Jun 23 2021 01:13 pm

    Several days ago I've seen one video at YouTube about ICQ revival project called KICQ. Some enthusiasts use their servers for connection by OSCAR protocol. So, if you have an old gadget which doesn't support New ICQ by Mail.ru, you can register new UIN at their server (195.66.114.37:5190) and log in using old clients like ICQ 2003, QIP 2005 etc.

    After watching that video I decided to try it out. I installed ICQ 2003b on my WinXP virtual machine as it described at manual (http://narodweb.ru/kicq.html) and registration was easy. Later I installed old Kopete from KDE3 on my Raspberry Pi 2 and successfully logged in.

    I miss the old ICQ as it was in its heyday. One feature I think they removed in newer versions was the user profile and random user search feature. I had contacts around the world on there I used to chat with.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Wed Jul 7 08:54:05 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: MRO to Andrew From Orel on Thu Jun 24 2021 08:25 am

    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    I wonder why that is. It seems to me there isn't a totally suitable replacement for internet messengers. Sure, you can text people on your phone, but you need their phone number (which people might not be willing to share all the time), and if you want to message people in other countries that way, your carrier might charge extra fees for international texting (or you might not be able to text internationally at all). There are apps like WhatsApp, that let you text people around the world for free, but you'd still be sharing your phone number (which you might not want to do).

    One thing that was unique to ICQ years ago was its user profile and random user search feature. Years ago, I found people to talk to all over the world that way, and I thought that was pretty cool.

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Wed Jul 7 18:11:22 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Wed Jul 07 2021 08:54 am

    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    I wonder why that is.

    I'm somebody and I still use instant messaging - mainly Facebook's, to communicate with family members. That and iMessage. <shrug>
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Wed Jul 7 22:05:22 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Wed Jul 07 2021 08:54 am

    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: MRO to Andrew From Orel on Thu Jun 24 2021 08:25 am

    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    I wonder why that is. It seems to me there isn't a totally suitable replacement for internet messengers. Sure, you can text people on your phone, but you need their phone number (which people might not be willing to share all the time), and if you want to message people in other countries that way, your carrier might charge extra fees for international texting (or you might not be able to text internationally at all). There are apps like WhatsApp, that let you text people around the world for free, but you'd still be sharing your phone number (which you might not want to do).

    One thing that was unique to ICQ years ago was its user profile and random user search feature. Years ago, I found people to talk to all over the world that way, and I thought that was pretty cool.


    maybe because people dont want to be instantly available, or they like to communicate like they do via snapchat and instagram and facebook.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Wed Jul 7 22:07:43 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Wed Jul 07 2021 06:11 pm

    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Wed Jul 07 2021 08:54 am

    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    I wonder why that is.

    I'm somebody and I still use instant messaging - mainly Facebook's, to communicate with family members. That and iMessage. <shrug>
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    it's not like aim or yahoo msger or msn, though. it's an additional feature on a social media site.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Wed Jul 7 21:18:51 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Wed Jul 07 2021 10:07 pm

    I'm somebody and I still use instant messaging - mainly Facebook's, to communicate with family members. That and iMessage. <shrug>

    it's not like aim or yahoo msger or msn, though. it's an additional feature on a social media site.

    On my phone (or tablet) anyway, Facebook Messager is its own separate app (separate from the Facebook app). Still, I can only message Facebook members with it, but its similar to MSN or AIM in that regard. I don't see it as being different much at all.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Thu Jul 8 09:16:09 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Wed Jul 07 2021 09:18 pm

    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Wed Jul 07 2021 10:07 pm

    I'm somebody and I still use instant messaging - mainly Facebook's, to communicate with family members. That and iMessage. <shrug>

    it's not like aim or yahoo msger or msn, though. it's an additional feature on a social media site.

    On my phone (or tablet) anyway, Facebook Messager is its own separate app (separate from the Facebook app). Still, I can only message Facebook members with it, but its similar to MSN or AIM in that regard. I don't see it as being different much at all.
    --

    yeah i know they needlessly made it into a seperate bloated app. it just seems different to me, probably in the way we used it. i dont think of fb msger the same way as yahoo msger, aim, etc. i dont have fb msger loaded on my desktop computer and i dont use it to communicate with people when there's other methods out there.

    i think fb msger is just another way for fb to spy on us, i dont think it should be someone's go to app for online communication.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Thu Jul 8 09:53:33 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Wed Jul 07 2021 06:11 pm

    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    I wonder why that is.

    I'm somebody and I still use instant messaging - mainly Facebook's, to communicate with family members. That and iMessage. <shrug> --

    I do too; I use Facebook's messenger to keep in touch with some family & friends. I think the nice thing about apps like that is they're available for both PC and mobile devices.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Thu Jul 8 09:55:28 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Wed Jul 07 2021 10:05 pm

    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    I wonder why that is. It seems to me there isn't a totally suitable

    maybe because people dont want to be instantly available, or they like to communicate like they do via snapchat and instagram and facebook.

    You don't have to always be available to chat with those. I'd always sign out of the messengers when I wasn't available, and the messengers typically show your online/offline status.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Thu Jul 8 13:53:45 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Wed Jul 07 2021 09:18 pm

    On my phone (or tablet) anyway, Facebook Messager is its own separate app (separate from the Facebook app). Still, I can only message Facebook members with it, but its similar to MSN or AIM in that regard. I don't see it as being different much at all. --

    I thought I had read a while ago that Facebook's Messenger app had become a more general messenger app and you could use it to message your phone contacts. I seem to remember it asking me for permission one time to access my phone contacts.

    Originally I wondered why Facebook decided to make their messenger a separate app. It used to be that their mobile app allowed messaging other Facebook users directly from the app, but now it forces you to use their separate Messenger app. For that reason, I generally have been in the habit of using Facebook's web site (rather than their dedicated app) even on my smartphone.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Thu Jul 8 22:09:41 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Thu Jul 08 2021 01:53 pm

    I thought I had read a while ago that Facebook's Messenger app had become a more general messenger app and you could use it to message your phone contacts. I seem to remember it asking me for permission one time to access my phone contacts.

    to get your info and read your msgs

    Originally I wondered why Facebook decided to make their messenger a separate app. It used to be that their mobile app allowed messaging other Facebook users directly from the app, but now it forces you to use their separate Messenger app. For that reason, I generally have been in the habit of using Facebook's web site (rather than their dedicated app) even on my smartphone.


    to get your info and read your msgs
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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Digital Man on Fri Jul 9 12:55:31 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Wed Jul 07 2021 06:11 pm

    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    I wonder why that is.

    I'm somebody and I still use instant messaging - mainly Facebook's, to communicate with family members. That and iMessage. <shrug> --

    Yep, I use messenger and Skype for the most part.

    Discord and Slack, while not technically instant messengers, also get heavily used.


    It's nice being a "nobody".

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to DaiTengu on Sat Jul 10 07:57:37 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: DaiTengu to Digital Man on Fri Jul 09 2021 12:55 pm

    Yep, I use messenger and Skype for the most part.

    Discord and Slack, while not technically instant messengers, also get heavily used.


    It's nice being a "nobody".


    you probably just use those those things to spite me.

    so why do you use 5 different things? why not use email, sms or just use one? ---
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  • From Andeddu@VERT/AMSTRAD to Nightfox on Sun Jul 11 13:01:19 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Thu Jul 08 2021 09:55 am

    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    I wonder why that is. It seems to me there isn't a totally suitable

    maybe because people dont want to be instantly available, or they like to communicate like they do via snapchat and instagram and facebook.

    You don't have to always be available to chat with those. I'd always sign out of the messengers when I wasn't available, and the messengers typically show your online/offline status.

    Nightfox

    I do remember that you could still message people on MSN when they were offline and they'd see the messages pop-up whenever they logged on. I can't say I am 100% sure though because it was a very long time ago... perhaps it's just my imperfect recall.

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  • From DaiTengu@VERT/ENSEMBLE to MRO on Mon Jul 12 15:05:38 2021
    Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: MRO to DaiTengu on Sat Jul 10 2021 07:57 am

    Discord and Slack, while not technically instant messengers, also get
    heavily used.

    It's nice being a "nobody".

    so why do you use 5 different things? why not use email, sms or just use one? ---

    Facebook Messenger for my family. Skype I use for both work, and my weekly gaming group meets on it (as we game online, since we're spread all throughout the US). The work stuff is really just a small group of people (myself and two others) in a skype channel we created about 8 years ago.

    Discord, for the most part, has replaced IRC for me. I'm in a lot of disparate groups/servers there.

    Slack is for work. It's how the entire company communicates with each other, since everyone is spread out all over the world.

    DaiTengu

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to MRO on Mon Jul 19 22:53:34 2021
    On 7/7/2021 8:07 PM, MRO wrote:

    it's not like aim or yahoo msger or msn, though. it's
    an additional feature on a social media site.

    Aim and yahoo messengers were an additional feature for social media
    sites. ;-) I think the rise and fall of XMPP had a lot to do with it,
    we were all heading towards interoperability, while the masses were
    going to google and facebook, then google said f-that, and it was over.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Tracker1 on Tue Jul 20 09:10:48 2021
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New ICQ"
    By: Tracker1 to MRO on Mon Jul 19 2021 10:53 pm

    On 7/7/2021 8:07 PM, MRO wrote:

    it's not like aim or yahoo msger or msn, though. it's
    an additional feature on a social media site.

    Aim and yahoo messengers were an additional feature for social media
    sites. ;-) I think the rise and fall of XMPP had a lot to do with it,

    aim and yahoo didnt know what the fuck they were
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