Yahoo & Microsoft Instant Messsaging

By the second quarter of 2006, both Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger should be able to:

. . . exchange instant messages, see the presence of their contacts, share emoticons, add friends from either service and make PC-to-PC voice calls, Yahoo and Microsoft said Wednesday.

There have been rumors of Yahoo, MSN, and AOL making their instant messaging programs interoperable. It’s good to see that two of them will be trying to do just that.

This should be an advantage for libraries using IM. Although you will still need some type of IM aggregator (e.g., Trillian or GAIM) in order to work with other services, having Yahoo and MSN work together should make this service a little easier to run.

[from CNET.com]

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