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When your AOL Instant Messenger software is running, it displays your Buddy List. A Buddy List is a window that shows all your buddies --friends, family, coworkers, and so on -- who are signed on to AOL, CompuServe, or AOL IM. Whenever they sign on, their screen names appear in your Buddy List, and you can communicate with them instantly.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|