is not just found in the previous situations.
"Most alarming is the failure to retain instant messages according to written retention and deletion policies," says Flynn, author of a guidebook on instant messaging
titled Instant Messaging
Rules (AMACOM Books 2004).
is a form of communication that involves singular or simultaneous conversations with individual(s) using the computer as the medium (Levine, Waite, & Bowman, 2008).
Ivy Tech sees instant messaging
as a way to help bridge the gap between student engagement with the institution and the busy lives they all lead.
"Some organizations have been benefiting from instant messaging
for five to seven years," says Alan Mazursky, president of The ARM Group (arm-group.com).
even has its own acronym - IM - and, in the information world, a recognizable acronym is like a corporate logo.
Today, tens of millions of people - most of them 15 or 16 years old use instant messaging
. But this concept is moving inside all kinds of organizations, and it's having a profound impact on how people work together.
Some analysts voice concerns that mobile groups' revenues from voice and text services could suffer considerably from the growing consumer interest in instant messaging
that is offered by applications such as WhatsApp and Blackberry Messenger.
Mohammad Al Ganem, Director General of UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), said yesterday that people using BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia and any other instant messaging
devices to spread rumours among the members of the public and users of the service are violating the law.
A new survey of workplace e-mail and instant messaging
reveals that nearly one quarter of all e-mails received are spam.