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I am no longer going to use ICQ or MSN messenger. I only have a couple friends that use them anymore and those two clients are the only ones I get spam on(and I get a lot of spam on them). It's kinda sad saying goodbye to ICQ. It was the first IM client I used. I think I started using it in '95 or so. I'll always remember that wonderful "uh oh!" sound.

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delphica
Nov. 5th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is so sad. I love my ICQ account although of course I haven't actually used it in years. It makes me nostalgic for the days when it was only recently the future.
democritus
Nov. 5th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
It makes me nostalgic too, until I think about my dial up connection. ;)
delphica
Nov. 5th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Ha, okay on the dial up. But even with that, I remember how thrilled I was to hear the ... dial up sound? and thinking how GLAD I was that it finally connected.
tiasabrina
Nov. 5th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
I haven't used ICQ in years, but I think I'm gonna have to stop MSN too. I keep getting web cam invites.
tpbrcombo
Nov. 5th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
That "Uh Oh" sound is a definitive noise for our entire generation of nerds, I think.
faux_pseudo
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
I thought about stopping usage too. But then I upgraded my icq/msn/aim/yim program to one that has captchas it throws at people who msg you and aren't on your list. spam stopped over night.
Another great thing about the captchas is that they are text based and you can put anything you want in there to make it even more customized if you need to.

I have no idea if centerim will run on a windows machine but it works great on my linux system.
democritus
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
oh wow, nice. I've been using Trillian pro for quite a few years now, I wish they had that.
karlgrenze
Nov. 6th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Gah... I have to keep MSN, as most of my friends are there. OTOH, I also have to keep AIM, as my family and net friends are there. *Sigh* Now my coworkers want to install Skype in all the computers to keep ourselves communicated (almost the epitome of laziness)... I've opted out, even though I have Skype, because I don't need any more work distraction. I want to work, not get paid 8 hours for surfing the net.
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