It Works for Meebo


Thursday, January 18th, 2007 — 11:51am PST
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I’m not sure when it exactly it happened but our company cut off permissions for MSN and all other chat clients a couple weeks ago. Since then, we’ve all been logging into IM via web based messengers. AIM Express, Web Messenger and the most annoying of all, e-Buddy. I tried getting Gaim or Trillian but still no dice so it was time to find a web-based program that could a) work b) not be annoying with ads and pop ups. What I came across was Meebo.

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Meebo is an in-browser instant messaging program, like AIM Express, which supports multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, and Jabber. Meebo makes instant messaging services more accessible to users who are unable or unwilling to download the appropriate software.[wiki]

You can log into any of your chat clients and either keep the main contact window and chat windows within one browser window or pop them out. Only issue with that is pop up blockers will have to be modified. You can also add widgets and there’s a blog feature, which I have not yet explored.

Overall it’s pretty darn cute, yes… I said it was cute. Smooth colours, very “Web 2.0” looking. It’s been a great workaround all morning so we’ll see how it fares the rest of the day, it could be a solution to the office chat crisis.

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  1. Jenny says:

    Take that IT dudes !

  2. wyn says:

    Upon your recommendation I tried it out and it’s really cute and sweet! (I’m usually running Linux and too damn lazy to set up GAIM or whatever.) We are getting so spoiled with Web 2.0 goodies.

  3. Ooooo… Linux. I’ve been whispering into Rebecca’s ear that she should switch to Linux. Maybe you can convince her better than me. :p

  4. james says:

    Check out the new embedded version of Kool IM.

    http://www.koolim.com

  5. Miss604 says:

    Thanks, I’ll try that out too, James 🙂

  6. Julia says:

    Check out Instan-t Express too!

    I had the same problem at my work and my brother of 15 years old! recommend me this web-based version ’cause at school the teachers cutt off the permissions to the main public IM networks… so they started to have access to many web-based im programs and this one was the best choice, i agree with him… it contains no advertising at all and you have interoperability with msn, yahoo, aol and Instan-t Im networks too…

    So.. if you had any time try this out too, good luck!

  7. Miss604 says:

    Oooh I’ll have to try that – I’m pleased with Meebo but it’s always cool to try out new apps, thanks!

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