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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 08:32

Personally I find myself using Facebook via XMPP and and Skype the most these days.

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#2 bobbyfabulous

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 08:36

Adium

#3 LauRoman

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:21

Adium is a multi-protocol client like Trilian or Pidgin. I don't think it has a protocol of itself.

I use Yahoo an Facebook XMPP with the Pidgin client (i find more and more of my friends are choosing to log in with FB rather than Yahoo) and sometimes Skype when i want to talk with my family or i'm playing some multiplayer game with my friends.

I think you might want to add the iMessage (i doubt a lot of people are using it atm) protocol. Also isnt aim and icq practically the same thing. And i have a feeling, if they don't go under first, that Yahoo might move to the live protocol.

#4 Gerowen

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:39

I use Facebook chat and GoogleTalk both through Empathy. I also leave Skype logged in when I'm out of the house.

#5 SkyDX

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 10:42

Mainly WLM, Skype and Astra^^

#6 Steve B.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 12:32

Used to mostly use Windows Live Messenger, but now I've moved over more to Skype and Facebook via XMPP (So within Skype itself).

#7 ThaCrip

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 12:52

AIM/MSN (mostly AIM) using third party client (i.e. Pidgin)

#8 Aethec

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:11

WLM, using the official client because I haven't found a suitable replacement.

#9 ~Johnny

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:28

Skype, or Facebook chat on my WP7 devices. I used to use WLM a lot, and I still do a bit using Trillian. (Honestly, Trillain's 7MB RAM usage and clean interface compared to WLM's 100+MB RAM and action packed interface is a breath of fresh air).

#10 bjoswald

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:29

Just Facebook Chat, and only through the website. IM clients are dead IMO.

#11 Pupik

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:31

ICQ using QIP and Skype.

#12 n_K

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:56

Did use XMPP on a very dodgially set-up private server but decided to play around with my own XMPP server now instead.
Also use WLM messenger 8.5, yes the 8.5 version they've disabled from connecting, rehacked so it still connects :)

#13 Kreuger

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:04

WLM via amsn.

#14 cork1958

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:14

Strictly Yahoo through 3rd party software.

Miranda in Windows and Pidgin in Linux.

Don't know a soul on any other protocol other than Yahoo, and nobody really uses that anymore either. In fact, don't know ANYBODY that really uses IM's anymore period.

#15 UXGaurav

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 17:48

Even though Messenger comes out on top, I wonder how many use WLM 2009 vs that abomination called WLM 2011.