Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Instant Messaging

Author:David Valentine
Posted:8/1/1999; 10:03:54 AM
Topic:Today's scriptingNews Outline
Msg #:8972 (In response to 8967)
Prev/Next:8971 / 8974

Apple's sherlock searches mutliple web search engines, and returns ads. If it did not, companies would discourage it's use.

Why can't this be done for IM? If you connect to this IM server, you need to display XX ad's an hour, from this URL. Everytime you open an IM window, and ad should be fetched from this URL. It needs to be built into the standard.


Personally, MSN mess is a pure rip off of IM. It looks like AOL IM (withotu the organized buddy list). It acts like AOL IM. It adds one thing: integration with Outlook, and does you hotmail checking for you. It's worst thing is it's integration with outlook. MSN Mess starts up with outlook, and does not go away when you shutdown outlook. And you can't turn off this behavior.

Yahoo pager is a superset application to access Yahoo. IM is not the only thing it does. It provides, stocks, news, travel, weather and personal bookmarks.

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