When it comes to instant messaging, of course LAN messenger and its numerous features comes to mind. It has been widely used since the Internet came into everyone’s lives and for specific purposes as well as plenty. But why choose this particular way of communication over others? What makes it special? I will list below some of its advantages as well as some of its disadvantages.
There are many advantages to using this system. First of all, it allows people who may not be in the same room or in vicinity to communicate and connect and it may even improve your communication skills in writing. You can make in this manner new friends, join incredibly interesting and helpful conversations, you may get closer to your family, if the application is used in a household, or meet new co-workers. The system also gives you the chance to reply in real time without face to face contact, there may be a virtual conference without an actual meeting in a physical space, so that saves a lot of time and effort, and many ideas or some conclusions may be easily shared this way. You can even do business and discuss with clients without having to use the traditional methods such as phone calls or face to face meetings.
In terms of its disadvantages, although the real time responses are great, it may have a negative impact on the actual face to face conversation and on the verbal communication. It is true that you may develop your writing skills, but this could prove to be detrimental to your speaking skills. Also, you cannot always be perfectly sure of the person you are talking to, if they are who they claim to be, or even of the tone of the words they use to convey their message.