QQ. They're not exactly the same. My students tell me that QQ is more like MSN, but everyone is on QQ in China.
Instead of exchanging phone numbers, people often exchange QQ numbers, so I figured it was high time I got my own QQ number, especially now that I can hold a basic converation in Chinese. Maybe I can make a few QQ friends & practice "chatting" in Chinese.
Yesterday I downloaded the software & now that adorable little penguin pops up to greet me every time I turn on my computer. Cute-cute.