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Messages are objects of communication with the goal to pass information between communicators (human or non-human).

A message in its most general meaning is an object of communication. It is a vessel which provides information. Yet, it can also be this information. Therefore, its meaning is dependent upon the context in which it is used; the term may apply to both the information and its form. The goal of a message is to pass information between communicators (human or non-human).

There are two main senses of the word "message" in computer science: messages passed within software, which may or may not be human-readable, and human-readable messages delivered via computer software for person-to-person communication.

Questions having the tag regard the User Experience of messages.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Message

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