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The paper explores why instant messaging (IM) services offer an increasingly appropriate alternative for college students, both in terms of leisure and academic purposes. The paper shows how with less time on their hands and more time spent in front of a computer and on the Internet, the typical college student will revert to instant messaging to communicate with friends, teachers and librarians.
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Instant Messaging (2008, September 10) Retrieved December 08, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/instant-messaging-107698/
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