Re: Best chat program for a newbie? (was:Re: Jaws in MSN!)

hi. Let me also add something important that Dan mentioned in an earlier message. Dan said:
I used to

belong to a local BBS (bulletin board system) and really enjoyed real-time
chat. But when I imagine doing that with Jaws, it overwhelms me, the very
idea, of lines of text constantly appearing onscreen, immediately followed
by yet more, the very thing that was so exciting and fun when I could see to
do this visually.
Dan, let me assure you that this isn't quite the case with windows messenger, msn, or any of the other chat programs. 99 times out of a hundred, you will only be talking to one other person, and if they know you're new to all this, they'll take it slow with you. So the messages aren't constantly coming in, unless you're in a situation where a bunch of people have been added to a conversation. and even i haven't done that all that much. When I chat with someone it's usually just me and one other person. and I'm willing to bet that that'll be the way it is for you too. On the bbs's, you saw information constantly coming in, cause lots of folks were on there chatting, but with msn, or windows messenger, you're just talking to one other person. and those using msn can still chat with you even if you're using windows messenger, the 2 programs are pretty much interchangable. Windows messenger comes with xp automatically, whereas you have to download msn from the web. You can have both programs on your system, but at this point, you're probably just interested in learning one. I'm sure if you get set up with a screen name, a few of us would be willing to chat with you, taking things slow so that you can get into it. It can be a lot of fun and a great way to communicate with friends all over the world.


Go for it man.

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