How we communicate on the internet

By andrew






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Instant mesages

Instant messaging is a form of communication over the Internet, that offers quick transmission of text-based messages from sender to receiver. In push mode between two or more people using personal computers or other devices, along with shared clients, instant messaging basically offers real-time direct written language-based online chat. The user's text is conveyed over a network, such as the Internet. It may address point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers. More advanced instant messaging allows enhanced modes of communication, such as live voice or video calling, video chat and inclusion of hyperlinks to media.



  • Free if your internet access is unlimited – no phone bill
  • Can be used with mobile devices if they have 3G

  • You need internet access
  • Slow connections can cause problems with it being real time and cause latency
  • No phone number allocated to use with normal telephones

  • No geographical number i.e. if you call 999 they wont know where you are

Social Networking


  • Can connect to many at once
  • Can arrange events
  • Can share personal information
  • Can personalise own space

  • Share favourite websites and news


  • You need internet access

  • Privacy issues