Google Looks to Acquire ICQ

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Zan

Loved ICQ, still use it. But I also use GTalk, AIM, XFire, MSN.... Thank god for multiple IM support in one program like Pidgin.

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wetjet550

My wife and I met on ICQ back in 1998. We just celebrated our 8th wedding anaversary 2 months ago. Thank you ICQ!

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da_samman

Not I.  I got accounts on MSN, yahoo, and Google, plus Facbook and MySpace.  It's Digsby for me, ladies and gentlemen.

 Sincerely yours, from Fort Lewis, WA

SGT Samuel E. McClard II

Life's a journey, enjoy the ride!!

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Caboose

 MySpace? Seriously?

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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Caboose

 I'll sign in to my ICQ every now and then, but I haven't used it in ages. I switched to MSN. I remember using it in college to transfer files! I met a girlfriend on ICQ as well (yes, a real girl) and dated for a bit (yes, IRL), but I later found that ICQ began to become infested with crap and so I stopped using it... Oh well...

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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somethingelse

da, icq very good

 

what signature, where do i sign?

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GROM2468

I never used.  My first IM was AIM, back in the AOL dial-up days.

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CloudRider

I gave up on ICQ right after AOL bought it.  Still remember my ICQ#, but do you think I could remember the password?  Sigh.

Guess I'll need a new # if Google grabs it.

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Daemon

ICQ was great and fun actually, right up until miribillis sold it off to AOL and they (AOL) seemed to have undercut it. It went from good to bad pretty quickly. ICQ99a and ICQ 2000 were fantastic its actually the first IM client I ever used. Now if they were to go back to using the original format with the adittion of chat rooms either server side or user driven I'd go back to it pretty damn quick. Mostly beacause we're getting sick and tired of Yahoo!'s bot infested client with this horrible craptcha login's ugh.

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nekollx

 +1

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Morete

I've tried this a few years ago, and others like ICQ.  I've never liked these kind of messaging programs.  Their graphical user interface usually is bland, boring and the functionality/flow of messaging/chat is very mechanical.  I find that the "Big 3" (Y!M, WLM, PT), tend to be much more stable and secure.  ICQ was owned by a company called Mirabilis which was started by five Isrealis and the name ICQ was derived from the homophone, I seek you.  Time Warner/AOL bought Mirabilis as a subsidiary in '98.

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Cy-Kill

What is 'PT'?

 

Cy-Kill

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Morete

PalTalk

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Mighty BOB!

Never heard of it.

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Zarneth

ICQ's great because everyone there have been using computers for ages. Great for if I want to avoid noobs. :P

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