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Question Posted Monday January 31 2005, 6:46 pm

what does IM mean??? i've been told to IM someone... i'm confused!!! lol. is it some american thingy??? coz i'm australian.

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Additional info, added Monday January 31 2005, 7:34 pm:
i have MSN messenger... can i talk to someone on AOL??? or do i need to get AOL?.

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nin10dods answered Monday April 21 2008, 6:37 pm:
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SERIOUS ANSWER: IM stands for Instant Message (such as yahoo or AOL or AIM)

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NikNik answered Tuesday February 1 2005, 2:31 pm:
IM means Instant message and if you have MSN you cant talk to someone on AOL unless you get AOL, with Instant message you can only talk to people fom MSN,HOTMAIL,YAHOO, and other places, but not AOL...Just get AOL and have MSN to. Hope I helped-Nikki

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lilangelshan08 answered Tuesday February 1 2005, 8:17 am:
IM=instant message and yes you can get AOL instant messenger, just go to and it's easy from there

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russianspy1234 answered Tuesday February 1 2005, 2:00 am:
no MSM cannot talk to AOL. you dont need aol you can download aim at

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PrEtTyKiTtY0428 answered Monday January 31 2005, 10:02 pm:
Hey hun! IM means to instant message someone. Yes, you can talk to someone on AOL, but you have to download it since you have MSN instant messenger. I hope I Helped ya out! If not, then I'm sorry. :) If you have anymore questions, just email me at! Bye!

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soccergrl00 answered Monday January 31 2005, 9:20 pm:
IM means instant message and you need to get AOL to talk to people on AOL. hope you get it now

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sarah0308 answered Monday January 31 2005, 9:10 pm:
IM means 'Instant Message'.

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Peachgirly answered Monday January 31 2005, 8:33 pm:
it means instant message. and u need aol or aim to talk to someone on aol. just download aim for free on hoped that i helped. Good luck!

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Lilsweetie428 answered Monday January 31 2005, 8:25 pm:
It means Instant message... Yes u can talk to someone on aol that I know of sorry if i didnt help ya

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BabyBlue848 answered Monday January 31 2005, 8:16 pm:
All it means is instant message and its like so cool your from australian and you would have to have aol to talk to some one on aol

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MummuM answered Monday January 31 2005, 8:15 pm:
Your Australian? That's so cool. What's it like over there? Anyways, onto your question. No, you can't have MSN Messenger and talk to someone that has AOL. You have to have AOL to talk to them.
♥ Krissy

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truadvice answered Monday January 31 2005, 8:13 pm:
its a instant message , when you write to someone online in a conversation , its not email , its like a live conversation online . yes if you get AIM you can im aol

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haha answered Monday January 31 2005, 8:08 pm:
Ok to answer your additonal info you need AOL to talk to someone on AOL.

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uacctk14 answered Monday January 31 2005, 8:07 pm:
im is instant message and yes you can talk to someone with aol but you have to download aol im (aim) from the internet it is free and yes you can talk to some one who has (aim)

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guitargrl01 answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:59 pm:
It just means Instant message

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Karen answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:50 pm:
"IM" means "Instant Message" It's not some American thingy, you can instant message someone by using MSN, AIM, or Yahoo messengers. Hope I helped :)

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charmed-cherry21 answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:49 pm:
It means Instant Message. In order to talk to someone on AOL/AIM you need them. To get a free AIM the website is


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Teza answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:42 pm:
instant messenger like talking to someonve over aim or msn !

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JamesBaybiGurl answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:39 pm:
MSN MESSENGER is the same as IM and AIM
and AOL all that stuff...IM is toosend
someone a message means INSTANT MESSAGE
to instantly send and recieve messages.
I have msn too its VIPERGURL55@HOTMAIL.COM!!


~But if you kno people that have AOL you can go to WWW.AIM.COM and download that and then make a screenname whitch is free and then add the screennames of the person you wanna talk to and Instant message them!!~

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AdviceMistress answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:38 pm:
it means Instant Messenger (( IM )) and yes you can talk to someone if your on MSN and they have AOL it doesn't matter.


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grl_who_smilez answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:21 pm:
im means you go on Aol Instant Messenger (AIM) and you talk to your friends online. to get aim, go to and sign up and get a user name (which is your id.)then add your freind's user names to your buddy list and you can talk to them whenever they are on. hope this helps!

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Erinn_the_bamf answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:19 pm:
IM means instant message. Instant message is like an e-mail but is recieved faster. How it works is two people who have "screen names" talk to each other live without having to wait as long as you have to in an e-mail. I hope I helped!

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kittygurl90 answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:18 pm:
It means to instant message on MSN MESSENGER...which by the way is way better than AIM or Yahoo...or on AIM ot YAHOO! And you use screen names on them so ppl know who you are
hope i helped

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mysticpixie05 answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:17 pm:

instant messaging.
it means you instant message someone on a chat/messaging program such as aol, yahoo, aim, icq, msn... etc.


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CaLiEnTeBaYbEe answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:16 pm:
Instand Message....go to and download it and get your friends screen names then u can IM them!!

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sPicYx0hoTt answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:15 pm:
instant message

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uhohitsholli answered Monday January 31 2005, 7:12 pm:
instant message.. like using Yahoo, AIM, MSN, ICQ.. etc.

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