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JabberCentral: Instant Messaging and Today's Teens (and Consumer Potential)

Dec 28, 2000, 07:40 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Murphy)

[ Thanks to Justin Mecham for this link. ]

"Surely, I am hopped up on myself, but then I only have to look at my sister to be taken aback. She is at the same age that I was just learning the computer, and she is more comfortable using instant messaging than I am. It is hard to admit, but it is true."

"My sister has over one hundred people in her AIM roster, and I have thirty-seven. She chats with her friends every night after school for about an hour (or more if she can get away with it), and I chat with people only for about ten or fifteen minutes a day. Even though I am actually helping develop the technology, she uses it more than I do!"

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