Now that we have SMS and Facebook, are the old instant messaging methods becoming obsolete? We recently posted power-up guides for Pidgin and Adium that were apparently of little interest to most people, despite both being the most popular chat clients on their respective platforms. It seems that IM just may not matter that much anymore.
So, we want to know: how are you communicating quickly these days? Are you still using traditional IM clients on the desktop, have you relegated that task to the web, are you happy with SMS, or is it something else entirely? Share your approach in the comments.