Meebo has released a widget for your website. It allows website visitors to message you via the Meebo system. Meebo in case you don’t know it is a website that allows you to sign into most IM clients and use them all on just one webpage. It’s very handy when traveling or when behind corporate firewalls. 3 simple steps can you can have the widget on your site. There’s tonnes of these apps around but Meebo has a very large userbase already which is a definite selling point and it also as I stated allows you to sign into all your other IM clients. This chat window is now on the right-hand side of the blog. Not sure will I leave it there forever.
Edit: Here is an old Meebo wishlist of mine.
Edit 2: I’m now on JWT’s site messaging him via the Meebo widget and I’m in Meebo messaging him on MSN. Is there an option for Meebo account holders to be able to message each other too since we both have accounts anyway?
Edit 3: Oooh. It remembers your screen name as you move from site to site. This is interesting.
Edit 4: Signing in from home means I have to now sign in to my account which auto signs me into all IMs, then I have to sign back out of each one individually so that I can get Meebo messages from my site while using my home IM clients. Maybe add a “Just sign into my Meebo (non-IM accounts)” or something like that.
Instant Messaging on your blog
It was Damien who introduced me to possibly the best online Ajax service I uses, Meebo.
Now heÂ’s gone and done it again with the meebo widget.
With the widget you can embed a mini window with a Meebo window running that allows visitors to your…
Excellent widget. Just registered and installed it on my blog. Not sure if I’ll log in much at work as I’m kept quite busy (and it’s a small office) but you might find online at some stage. Catch you soon. – Ralph
Excellent find Damien. I’ve installed it on my site and it’s nice to have the option open for people to contact you if you’re online. I’d agree with your point about just logging into Meebo without the IM connections, however I’d be against Meebo going the route of becoming a proxy bypass.
Postbubble Podcast Episode 9 – Thursday August 3rd, 2006
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Super widget – it does take the website/blog that extra couple of seconds to load though…
I was sitting next to Andy when he added the Meebo widget to WordPress.com – he blogged it on the main site and linked to his own blog. For the next hour he was inundated with Meebo messages from people. He liked it for the first 10 minutes then it got tiresome 🙂
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