Real time instant messaging has become a commonly preferred method of communication between people. Whether conversing over messengers in your email or popping to say hello on Facebook, IM is a quick and efficient mode of communication. Here is a quick overview of communication in a flash.
Chatting online, be it in a moderated chat room or via instant messenger, has evolved its own language. Internet slang such as LOL or OMG are not only short cuts to expression. They are a solid part of modern pop culture. Even making their way out of the digital world and into every day conversation. They are even used as a tool of expression in music and entertainment. The number of chat acronyms grow all the time. Instant messaging gives people separated by the gap of distance another way to connect.
Skype, allowing free internet calls to be placed from system to system, has grown into mobile territory. Soon Skype Mobile will be made available for Verizon customers. Another arena in which Skype is venturing into comes hand in hand with big media players like Sony and Panasonic. A new Blue-Ray player to be released by Sony will have Skype capabilities buit into it. Panasonic and Skype announced the production of Panasonic Blue-ray players that will be Skype ready.
With the frequency of items like instant messaging, internet video calling and texting, there are some who see emailing falling to the wayside. While still a fairly useful communication tool, social networking sites like Facebook have easy messaging capabilities. Is email fading off into its twilight? The verdict is far too distant to be certain. Personal preference dictates what method people will gravitate toward. Some people downright do not enjoy chatting or texting. While others have become accustomed to it and can’t see life without it. One thing that is certain is that instant communication is changing the landscape of human interaction. One device at a time. TTFN.