To start a voice chat, right-click on a contact’s name in the contact list and select Start a Voice Conversation. You can also start a voice chat by selecting Actions, Start a Voice Conversation. You can add voice to a text chat as well. First, make sure the side bar is displayed by selecting View, […]

Once you have added contacts to your contacts list, there are several ways to start a chat with them if they are online: Double-click on the contact in your contacts list. Select the contact, then click on Send an Instant Message in the actions pane (choose Tools, Show Actions Pane if it is not displayed […]

Before you can start chatting with someone on Windows Messenger, you will first have to add them to your contact list. In other chat programs, such as AIM, contacts are known as buddies. To add a contact in Windows Messenger, click on Tools, Add a Contact, or use the Add a Contact link at the […]

Windows Messenger will probably already be running when you log into Windows. You will see an icon for it in the system tray, the area on the lower right of your screen. To start up Windows Messenger, double-click on its icon in the system tray to open the sign in window. If you do not […]

Chat (also known as instant messaging) is a form of real-time communication. When you use chat, your message gets delivered to the person on the other end almost instantly, even if the other person is all the way on the other side of the world. The speed with which chat allows communication has made it […]

Social bookmarking involves saving bookmarks online so you can access them from any computer as well as share them with others. There are several websites that allow you to do this: Furl, Backflip, ma.gnolia, and (now owned by Yahoo!) is one of the most popular ones. When you register with you have […]

Both Internet Explorer and Firefox provide a way to create a list of your favorite sites that you can access them with a click of the mouse. In IE, these lists are called favorites, while in Firefox they are called bookmarks. To create a new bookmark in Internet Explorer, choose Favorites, Add to Favorites (or […]

The term web 2.0 is used to refer to a new generation of websites that are supposed to let people collaborate and share information online in ways that were not possible before. With web 1.0, most websites consisted of static HTML pages. Later on, developers began to create web pages dynamically by retrieving information from […]

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