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Windows Live Messenger reaches 300 million people

By Matthew
Feb 10, 2010
  1. In a blog post yesterday, Microsoft shared various statistics about its Windows Live services as well as the perpetual impact each form of online social interaction has had previous communication technologies. For example, instant messaging didn't reduce email activity, but instead added to it. Likewise, text messaging and social network sites have had a similar influence.

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  2. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 742   +32

    It is a sad fact for facebook that their in browser chat software is nowhere near as stable as live messenger. If a social site actually combined with decent external chat software they would be more successful. I usually speak to people on facebook chat long enough to get them added to my msn.
     
  3. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 459

    "Brazil accounts for 65% of those users, while 48% reside in Canada and Spain, 47% in France, 40% in Italy, and 39% in UK."

    That all adds up to 239% does it not? Maybe I'm missing something here or it's not worded properly or there are decimal places missing, but those stats just don't add up with me.
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    Aye, I didn't word it properly at all, fixed.
     
  5. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 855   +11

    I don't use MSN / Windows live messenger very much any more. Used to use it a lot in high school, but now most of my chatting is done over Vent, and to a lesser extent texting, email or just on the phone...or even occasionally in person - but I try to avoid that
     
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