Instant Messaging on Mobiles
As per an annual AP-AOL Instant Messaging Trends Survey, 25% of IM users are using Cell phones to send those quick quirky hip instant messages to their buddies.
The survey, which examined instant messaging trends and usage habits among 1,246 IM users, revealed that 25 percent of respondents send IMs from their cell phones, including one in three (32 percent) teens.
The proliferation of cell phones with full keyboards has made it easier to send mobile instant messages. All of the major instant messaging services also let users have their instant messages forwarded directly to their cell phones when they're on-the-go. In addition, IM users are instant messaging from within their social networking profiles.