Messenger Auditions

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I’m looking for a new messaging program since Yahoo Messenger has failed me.

I have to be honest, there really was not all that much wrong with Yahoo Messenger.  It allowed me to text message other Yahoo users decently.  But, I have had one major problem with the program.  For the past couple of months, I have been trying to delete one particular contact.  I say trying because every time I delete the contact, they return.  I have made sure they are not on any other contact list connected to Yahoo.  I even tried blocking said contact.  And yet, almost daily, that contact is back, waiting for me to delete them once more.

It is getting to the point that I think I just need to delete Yahoo Messenger.

In deleting Yahoo Messenger, it leaves a bit of a messenger gap for me.  I have used a few others (MSN, AIM, ICQ) but none of them have really stuck as something I should keep with.  MSN and AIM did not stick because they were both associated with email accounts, which could add contacts to by address book that I may not want, at least not yet.

The one caveat is that whatever I try out needs to work on an iPod Touch.  When I am in Wi-Fi range, this is my preferred device to interact.  I find using messengers on that device keeps my computers clear of potential clutter.

I would prefer something that is relatively easy to use.  One of the reasons why ICQ fell by the wayside was that the use of the numbers sometimes got a bit problematic, especially when my memory fails me and I don’t remember who is connected with what number.  That and on an iPod, ICQ was really difficult to search for new users.

So, I am open to suggestions on a messaging app that is relatively easy to use.  Does anyone know of something good?

About chyrondave

Avid comic reader, amateur writer, music fan, and someone with opinions, lots of opinions.

Posted on April 7, 2012, in Computers, Information Please, Internet, Personal and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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