October 07, 2008

"In a previous post about communication tools, WWD reader Melanie made an accurate observation that having an instant messaging client open while you’re working is like having the phone ring constantly. Despite this, IM is useful for instantaneous back-and-forth exchanges with clients.

How can we reconcile its usefulness as a communication tool with the fact that it can be downright annoying?

Using one interface

Having MSN messenger, Yahoo!Messenger, and GTalk open all at the same time can be a bit confusing, or even a complete eyesore (as you can see from the image below). If you don’t like having too many windows open, you’ll benefit from having just one interface for all your IM accounts. Programs such as Trillian, Pidgin, and Miranda accomplish this simply..."
Continue reading : How to Use IM Without Ruining Your Productivity

Posted by Celine Roque @ Web Worker Daily

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