Instant Messaging Is Better

Looks like a new year’s resolution: use IM and stop using email. Is IM a better tool for collaboration?

According to a paper in the latest edition of the journal Computer Standards & Interfaces, the answer is yes. It seems that teams that collaborate using an instant messaging software like MSN messenger or GoogleTalk generate more ideas than those who reply on email instead.

New Scientist Technology Blog: Is IM better for brainstorming?

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