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Derek Tonn

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Hello all!

I've been getting myself acclimated to the world of instant messaging and video/audio conferencing over the past several months, and I thought it might be fun to contact everyone at CartoTalk to see if anyone is using IM...as well as to see if you'd ever like to "chat" and/or compare notes for how we are using the technology for work. I just got an awesome web cam as a gift from my father, in preparation for my wife and my second child being born in a few weeks, and I am anxious to find some excusing to try and use the video features of IM a bit more. :lol:

If anyone would ever like to chat in IM, I'd love to hear from you! I use a free universal chat program called Qnext http://www.qnext.com/, which lets me chat with people across 3-4 different IM programs. My contact info is as follows:

Yahoo - tonnhausdesign71
AOL - tonnhausdesign71
MSN Messenger - datonn@tonnhaus.com
ICQ - 226601310
Skype - tonnhausdesign


Derek Tonn
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mapformation, LLC


Hans van der Maarel

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I've been using Google Talk and Trillian (another universal messaging client) for a while now. It does work quite well for business-related conversations, especially if the other person is in a different country.

In case anybody wants to contact me:
Google Talk: hans905@gmail.com
MSN: mapman905@hotmail.com
Yahoo: redgeographics@yahoo.com
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David T

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I don't use it now - it's not allowed to be installed on government computers. But, when I was working at my last job (for a custom carto company), I did use it. It was useful for talking to some potential clients that were in 'far away lands'. I remember specifically conversing with someone in Italy, and another person in Israel.

Very useful, being on the US West Coast. I never closed any deals because of it. But, this was four years ago, before 'IM'ing' had really started to catch on.
David Toney, GISP
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