Best IM Award Won by Yahoo! Messenger 9.0?

About.com
About.com organized a competition for Instant Messaging services on March 21, 2008. There are six categories in this competition: Best IM Experience, Most Improved IM, Best Mac IM, Best Third-Party IM, Best Feature and Developer(s) of the Year.

200 e-mailed nominations from the world and ten IM clients were named nominees of the first IM Best Awards reader’s survey.

After a ten-day voting period, more than 22,000 votes cast, winners of the 2008 IM Best Awards are finally announced by today. Full results after jump. :smile:

Yahoo Messenger 9.0

Best IM Experience – Messenger 9.0

  • Digsby 35 percent (3,317 votes)
  • Meebo Two percent (208 votes)
  • Yahoo! 60 percent (5,590 votes)
  • Windows Live Messenger One percent (125 votes)









Digsby

Most Improved IM – Digsby

  • Coccinella 12 percent (297 votes)
  • Digsby 72 percent (1734 votes)
  • Meebo Three percent (88 votes)
  • Pidgin 11 percent (278 votes)






Adium

Best Mac Instant Messenger – Adium

  • iChat Five percent (105 votes)
  • Adium 59 percent (1195 votes)
  • Yahoo! 35 percent (710 votes)




Digsby

Best Third-Party Instant Messenger – Digsby

  • Adium 27 percent (808 votes)
  • Pidgin Three percent (112 votes)
  • iChat Five percent (105 votes)
  • Digsby 65 percent (1893 votes)
  • Miranda One percent (31 votes)




Digsby

Best IM Feature – Digsby

  • Off the Record Plugin, Digsby Six percent (182 votes)
  • IM to Text Capabilities, multiple clients Four percent (134 votes)
  • Social Networking Integration, Digsby 50 percent (1481 votes)
  • In-Line Media Player, Yahoo! 38 percent (1129 votes)



Digsby

Developers of the Year – dotSyntax, LLC for Digsby

  • Adium 27 percent (808 votes)
  • Evan Schoenberg and Team Adium, for Adium 23 percent (556 votes)
  • Mats Bengtsson, for Coccinella 0 percent (13 votes)
  • dotSyntax, for Digsby 73 percent (1730 votes)
  • Team Meebo, for Meebo Two percent (62 votes)

For more information about this award, visit http://im.about.com.

My $0.02

So, do you believe Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 wins the Best IM Award? :?:

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