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INSTANT MESSAGING

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Definition:
A type of communications service that enables users to create a private chat room with another user. Typically, the instant messaging system alerts users whenever somebody on their chat room list is online, then the user can initiate a chat session with that person.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2003, Promise and Problems of E-Democracy: Challenges of online citizen engagement, OECD, Paris, Annex 1: Commonly used E-Engagement Terms.

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Tuesday, July 12, 2005