I advice downing the so called "old" 95/98 version fot better compatability.
Still the only IM that supports real real-time chatting in a chatroom.
go to www.icq.com for the program
"next time yur on ICQ, message me will ya?"
People first get an ICQ number
which can be send to others so that they can add you to their buddies list.
Fortunantly, there is an "AUTHORIZE" option ,
so random people can't add you if you don't want it when they found
you through the search option.
The best option is the Invisible Mode:
people can't see your online status,
except if you want them.
You can add them into your visible list. In contrast to that, there is also an Invisible-list.
ICQ makes very unsociable if you talk to many people. It's a real time killer.
Only use it for talking to friends from the realworld.
One advice: TURN OF THE SOUNDS , IT WILL MAKE YOU INSANE....
BIG(through ICQ):"hey reppuken,let's go to the cinema"
"gee, you're really popular on ICQ"
"You must be using icq"