Multi-service communications program Trillian Astra has many features, but takes some sharing a little too far.
Here are four instant messaging apps that will let you chat with your IM buddies and social network contacts.
Want to keep your Facebook chats going even while you're looking at other sites? Here's how.
Integrate the updates from many social networks and instant messaging programs into a single app: Yoono Desktop.
Google's new communication platform is visually slick, but clearly still a work in progress.
PaltalkScene helps you participate in chats about almost any topic.
Yuuguu lets participants see your screen just by connecting through a web browser, with a free plan suited to occasional meetings.
The new AIM aims to be not only an IM client but also an aggregator of social networking info (aka your “lifestream”) from other services, too.
A 24-minute adventure on a hardware customer service chat line probably would have gone faster on the phone.