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Instant messaging (IM) is a type of online chat that offers real-time text transmission over the Internet. A LAN messenger operates in a similar way over a local area network. More advanced instant messaging can add file transfer, clickable hyperlinks, Voice over IP, or video chat. Non-IM types of chat include multicast transmission, usually referred to as "chat rooms". Depending on the IM protocol, the technical architecture can be peer-to-peer (direct point-to-point transmission) or client-server (a central server retransmits messages from the sender to the communication device).

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by:Craig Kehler
Hey Jim on the off topic concerns, we are seeing an increase in traffic overall based on our efforts. See more information here
http://blog.experts-exchange.com/ee-blog/community-update/

I looked at the stats for the My SQL Server topic and the questions asked, excluding deleted, were up year over year for April and May but saw a decline in June. I'll see if I can find further indications why this is the case.

One thing I use that you may find useful is Google Trends. It can help you see how in general search terms are trending.

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=2015-06-12%202017-07-12&q=%2Fm%2F0120vr

We are very interested in the health of topics, feel free to message me if you have some further insights or concerns.
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by:Jim Horn
(reading for the first time)  Nice article.  Gotta like that action.  I suppose it's difficult to interpret results and do a cause-and-effect to what EE initiative led to the increase(s) in volume.    

It was very unexpected when Gene agreed to sponsor my SQL Saturday last year, to include free memberships, and was disappointed when that didn't translate to signups.  Perhaps I need to rattle a few cages in my local SQL community.

One thing I never really understood (keep in mind I'm not an SEO guy) is why tags were discontinued from articles in place of the question title.  Last year I tried doing a Google search for keywords that should have resulted in my articles in the search results (SQL Server GROUP BY, SQL Server CASE, etc.) and results were not that hot.  

For some reason my two Requirements Document Template articles get significantly higher views then the other articles.   Maybe I just nailed the title correctly.  A Google search for 'requirement document template reporting' shows my article as #2.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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by:Lucas Bishop
I don't get what all the buzz is about?
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by:Brian Matis
Huh... I didn't know there were games over Messenger... Might have to check that out. I wonder if they've got old-school style text adventure games?

Sounds like some cool stuff, but I do start to get worried about Facebook becoming quite a monopoly.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Might have to check that out. I wonder if they've got old-school style text adventure games?


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Amazon just announced Chime.  Looks like they're taking on HipChat/Slack/Hangouts/Skype/etc.
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by:Michael Arciniega
I'm surprised they went with only 2 users in their plus offering as well. Having 5-10 would have allowed for at least a portion of a company to use it and convince the others that it was worth it.
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by:Brandon Lyon
Yeah I really want to try this but I can't see more than 3 users in a call with screensharing costing $15 per person. They need to work on their offerings.
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Chat / IM

Instant messaging (IM) is a type of online chat that offers real-time text transmission over the Internet. A LAN messenger operates in a similar way over a local area network. More advanced instant messaging can add file transfer, clickable hyperlinks, Voice over IP, or video chat. Non-IM types of chat include multicast transmission, usually referred to as "chat rooms". Depending on the IM protocol, the technical architecture can be peer-to-peer (direct point-to-point transmission) or client-server (a central server retransmits messages from the sender to the communication device).