audio instant messaging

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audio instant messaging

The inclusion of audio in an instant messaging (IM) system. Audio is provided by incorporating a voice over IP capability. See instant messaging.
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Channels, the most significant newly released feature, are audio chat rooms organized around interests and locations that anyone can join or create.
Users have the added plus of being able to talk directly with mentors via live video and audio chat directly from within the TRAIN.
Party Chat Turns On - As soon as players get into a party, the audio chat will be turned on by default.
He had used faked photos of a pretty girl with long black hair with a spoofed soft voice over audio chat.
Those who combined a visual and an audio task tried to complete the same pattern-matching task on the screen while giving voice directions using audio chat.
The addition of video and audio chat capabilities in many IM programs makes this possibility even more appealing, particularly in light of Melanie Yergeau, Kathryn Wozniak, and Peter Vandenberg's engaging article, "Expanding the Space of f2f," on audio-visual-textual conferencing.
You can chat, both via text or audio chat, exchange 'objects', even buy and sell land.
Overall, participants can view video, see slide shows, participate in posting to an interactive whiteboard, view information on a computer desktop, share files, or answer questions through audio chat.
Going back to the digital entertainment study, something people were excited about was a prototype of a system that lets people watch TV together with a kind of shared audio chat, even with someone a thousand miles away.
In summary, while AOL Instant Messenger was the first widely used instant messaging program and now includes audio chat as well, it has limitations for the second language learner.
A wide range of resources for entertainment and thematic communication - Cafe4tune features the ability for users to play multi-player games such as poker, chess and many of today's popular games, all allowing direct video and audio chat between or among the players.
In the honesty stakes video beat face-to-face conversations and audio chat.