Touch base with children from the office for peace-of-mind (22%)
This survey applies to businesses of all sizes. And while I do not have any statistics to back this up, from my own experience it seems that freelancers, the self-employed and small businesses are big users of IM. Routinely I will be on the phone with a small business owner or employee, and hear the familiar ba-da-loomp sound of an AOL instant message arriving in the background. What about you?