[GNHLUG] MerriLUG Nashua, Thur 16 Oct, Communicating with Pidgins

Jim Kuzdrall gnhlug at intrel.com
Thu Oct 9 09:42:16 EDT 2008

Who  : Heather Brodeur, avid Pidgin user
What : Introduction to Pidgin (formerly Gaim) Instant Messaging
Where: Martha's Exchange
Day  : Thur 16 Oct **Next Week**
Time : 6:00 PM for grub, 7:30 PM for discussion

:: Overview

    Do you use Instant Messaging or IRC (Internet Relay Chat) for daily 
communications?  Were you ever late replying because you weren't 
looking at that particular IM network?  Pidgin has the solution!

    With Pidgin, Heather Brodeur logs on to multiple IM networks and 
perhaps an IRC channel or two simultaneously.  Sound like a recipe for 
chaos?  Not so.  Heather says it works and is easy to use. 

   Heather will first explain the advantages of Instant Messaging over 
email, phone, smoke signals, etc?  That established, she will show how 
aggregating the services through Pidgin makes IM much easier to use.

    What does the user interface look like?  How does the user do the 
basics of IM communication?  How can you get started with Pidgin?  Are 
there ways to optimize Pidgin to personal tastes?  All those things and 
more will be enthusiastically covered.

    Any particular questions you want answered?  Give Heather a "heads 
up" warning at epidote at nexttime.com .

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