IM Network/Protocol Survey

Gary Kramlich grim at
Sun Dec 27 13:48:08 EST 2015

The list of services is/was not comprehensive. I went to our site, grabbed
the list there and added what wikipedia had. I knew I wouldn't have
everything and added a few I could think of. Then sent it out before any of
the reviewers for back to me, and when they did (literally minutes after
the links went out) I already had like 10 responses and didn't want to mess
up the numbers.

At any rate, I'll be compiling a report in the next few days.


Gary Kramlich
On Dec 27, 2015 3:46 AM, "Jeff Sugar" <jeffsugar at> wrote:

> Michael Conville wrote:
>> Gary Kramlich wrote:
> > I'm trying to get a feel for what IM Networks/Protocols everyone is
>> > using. If you have a few minutes please take this quick survey.
>> >
>> >
>> This is probably common knowledge, but the numbers here will be
>> different from the Pidgin userbase. I expect that devs use XMPP, GTalk,
>> and IRC almost exclusively. Maybe Skype too.
> Indeed, this is pretty much me, with the recent addition of Telegram. I
> was surprised, though, to not see Steam in the list of services,
> considering how popular it is. (This is only my second or third time ever
> actually responding to the list, so I apologize if there was a rule or
> formatting thing that I missed. I tried to cut out anything that wasn't
> relevant)
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