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Meebo Firefox Addon?

October 18, 2007

Meebo

If you do not really like a tagboard for spammers to linkbomb but want to be contacted instantly by your readers without having to be waaaaay off topic on the comment area of your latest post, then maybe Meebo might do you some justice. It’s the little widget on my sidebar just below the searchform.

Meebo also bridges all the major IM services (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, ICQ, and Jabber). But up until now, you had to go to Meebo.com to use it or go to a partner Website that embeds the Meebo widget. Yep, you heard me, up until now.

Now it has an add-on for the Firefox Web browser (news from TechCrunch). Supposedly if you use Firefox, you could drag links to anyone on your buddy list. When you get a new IM, you get a visual notification (such as a blinking tab or a pop-up toast). And you would not have to go through the hassle of opening a new tab, or a new window to send a meebo IM which was the main reason I removed the widget from my site: I keep forgetting to login and check the messages!

Anyhow, I’ve placed the widget back in and tested out the addon. My take on the plugin is that it kind of disappointed me. The pop-up toast (for when a guest opens your site or leaves your site or for new messages) is nice but the addon doesn’t do anything much, it opens a new tab for the meebo site and I thought you could really chat on the sidepane without opening a window for meebo.com). Overall the addon needs a whole lot more of work since I don’t see myself using it now, If only it could connect without opening a new tab (I don’t like too many opened tabs when I’m working) and instead connect through the Meebo app while I’m on Netvibes then that would be a beauty.

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  • Mickaël Rémond October 18, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    If you want to try a more advanced Firefox IM client, you should have a look at OneTeam:

    http://www.process-one.net/en/oneteam/
    – Open Testing on: http://oneteam.im/

    It will be soon out of beta with a browser and standalone version, with more gateways to exiting network 🙂

    Joiz: Hi Mickael, I’m just curious (and ignorant), this IM supports the major IMs? could it also support Meebo maybe? or maybe work like meebo? 😀

  • scart October 19, 2007 at 4:24 am

    hi joiz mukang ok nga yang meebo kaso hindi ba mabigat sa queries ng website?

    nice theme pala buti naayos mo na blog mo 🙂

    Joiz: Thanks!!! ^_^ dami parin dapat ayusin sa kanya pero more or less ok na ung theme, ung nauna namang theme ipapamigay ko na hehe. Para naman dun sa Meebo, hindi ko napansing bumagal ang query ng site kasi under the page fold naman sya kaya hindi sya agad agad nagco-connect..

  • ashley November 16, 2007 at 6:37 am

    We are excited to announce the launching of a new feature on http://imo.im — Video chat! Video chat allows you to communicate with your friends through video and audio. There are absolutely no downloads necessary, as this is all web-based. Please send feedback or comments about our new feature to feedback@imo.im.

    We would appreciate it if you would write up a blog posting for us, and we look forward to answering any of your questions.

    Thank you!
    imo staff

  • Technology Transfer July 16, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    I don’t know why, but my MSN does not work anymore on and my yahoo messenger neither. I think I have some viruses. Till they will totally kill my computer, I am one of those who get online on meebo everyday, through my Firefox browser. 🙂 And it works perfectly for me!