An instant messaging client is a software application that enables the user to engage in instant messaging. Instant messaging clients utilize one or more instant messaging protocols. Popular protocols include OSCAR (AIM, ICQ), XMPP (Jabber), IRC, MSNP (Windows Live Messenger), and Skype. Many popular instant messaging clients also include VOIP and videoconferencing capabilities. Application software is a subclass of computer software that employs the capabilities of a computer directly and thoroughly to a task that the user wishes to perform. ... // Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ... George W. Bush conducting a video tele-conference at Offutt Air Force Base A videoconference (also known as a videoteleconference) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. ...
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