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Last week we asked readers to tell us their favourite IM chat service Which Is The Best IM Chat Service? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which Is The Best IM Chat Service? [MakeUseOf Poll] Read More . The results show that most MakeUseOf readers prefer Google Talk (Gmail chat) over all other IM services.

The full breakdown of the 386 votes is this: 38% prefer Google Talk/Gmail Chat; 15% prefer Skype; 13% prefer Windows Live Messenger (MSN); 8% prefer Yahoo! Messenger; 5% prefer Facebook Chat; 4% prefer AOL Instant Messenger (AIM); 4% prefer using IRC; 3% prefer XMPP/Jabber (Other than Google Talk/Facebook); 1% prefer ICQ. Another 8% of people marked that they preferred some ‘other’ service. A few good IM chat services were mentioned in the comments Which Is The Best IM Chat Service? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which Is The Best IM Chat Service? [MakeUseOf Poll] Read More , as were many multi-purpose IM chat clients.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


As you can see Google Talk has the most support from the MakeUseOf community.

This week’s poll question is: How Many Computers Do You Have In Your House?

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Let’ see just how computer-obsessed we all are. Include any smartphones and tablets which you think are powerful enough, but don’t get silly and include all of your appliances.

Now that you’ve told us how many computers are in your house, maybe you’d like to explain why they’re all there. Let us know in the comments!

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