The AOL Instant Messenger icon became so well known it was made into a plush toy.
As it closes down 20 years after launching, a look back at the key role AOL Instant Messenger played in preparing people for today's digital messaging methods.
In any non-compulsory poll, anything that deters people from voting is a concern.
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Most people have probably already made up their mind which way to vote in the same sex marriage postal survey. But the recent SMS campaign may distract some from even voting.
It’s not the first time attempts have been made to block WhatsApp in Brazil.
It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
Emoticons reveal subtle clues about your personality – but how do others interpret them?
Malcolm Turnbull is known to use secretive messaging apps such as Wickr.
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The use of private messaging apps that bypass government IT raise troubling issues for oversight and freedom of information.
Does walking and texting need a new app or do we need to do one thing at a time?
With mobile phones, it’s understandable we walk directly into inanimate objects. But now Apple has declared the problem solved, having secured the patent for Transparent Texting, a function that enables…
How come you never text me no more?
Reports this week reveal the number of text messages sent between mobile phones has fallen into decline for the first time since the service was introduced. According to figures from Deloitte, the number…