Using Internet can help to do almost anything, especially for communication. First time I use internet, I usually use email for communicate to other user. With email we can send any files and text for message. But technology improve with new way to communicate, known as chatting.
Yahoo Messenger is one of the popular chat software used by many users. I am also one of the Yahoo Messenger users. Every day I'm online with a single computer, and the computer is installed Yahoo Messenger software. Yahoo Messenger is a free chat software which allow us to communicate with other user by internet connection. If we want to use Yahoo Messenger, we have to have Yahoo account. But start at version 8+, Yahoo Messenger can also use to communicate by MSN user which use MSN Messenger. I think this is good, because with Yahoo Messenger, more people can connected.
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Actualy Yahoo Messenger is not 100% free, because after when we start Yahoo Messenger you will see in the bottom of Yahoo Messenger a small advertising. But don't worry about this, because the advertising is not really bothering, and also it does not need so much bandwidth. I think that's fair for us to let the advertising display as is, because we already get so many function from Yahoo Messenger.
What functions at Yahoo Messenger that I use?
First is Chat, this is the main Yahoo Messenger function. I use this software since more than 7 years moving from ICQ, but now almost all of my relative already have Yahoo Messenger for communicate. One think that I could not do with ICQ at that time is conference. With Yahoo Messenger, I can chat together with more than 2 people together by creating a room.
Share files, Yahoo Messenger can also use to share files beside chatting, but this function is not really good if we don't have stable internet connection, sometime fast but sometime I disconnected in the middle of sending files. Since this is real time communication, if we want to send files, the other party have to be ready or online, we can not send files offline like email.
Webcam and Voice, Yahoo Messenger have ability to share the webcam and voice. We have to consider about bandwidth consumption when using this 2 facilities. Voice at Yahoo Messenger also can be use to contact home or cellular phone, but we have to pay for this connection with very cheap rate (http://voice.yahoo.com/phone_rates.php)
Address Book, save all of our address book at Yahoo Address Book facilities, and can be add, open, edit also delete by using Yahoo Messenger.
That's all the most important think that I usually use at Yahoo Messenger facilities. Until last year, when we open at Yahoo Messenger web page, there are none information about the latest version of Yahoo Messenger, that's why I got difficulty to know whether download or not the latest version, but now Yahoo Messenger webpage already shown to use what is the latest version for download.