I just read about IMified over at SolutionWatch. From IMified: Imified is an instant messenger buddy that works accross all major IM networks and offers access to a growing number of web applications, as well as productivity tools like notes, reminders, and todo’s. Imified helps you get things done faster. From SolutionWatch: Looking for an easy way to boost your productivity? Then turn on your instant messenger and head on [ Read More ]
Archive for the ‘Instant Messaging’ Category
Via Lifehacker: A new study from Computer Standards and Interfaces seems to indicate that for collaborative, non-face to face tasks, we do much better communicating via IM rather than email: “On average, the IM teams produced one more idea than those using email. The researchers suggests this may be due to the speed of IM compare to email.” Obviously, face to face interactions are probably best, but the findings are [ Read More ]
There is a nice little post over at the Meeblog about librarians’ use of Meebo and Meebo Me. Turns out that locked-down computers, reference librarians who always want to be in touch with their patrons, and the desire to make libraries fun and friendly have given meebo and meebo me the perfect opportunity to shine. I actually had the opportunity to recommend Meebo for use in a night school class [ Read More ]
I just finished my first conversation with a reference staff member at Drexel via IM! I needed to find a required journal and was thrown off by the interface they provided me with. I went right to my comfort zone – InfoTrac because that’s what we have at work and I know how to use it – but turns out that even though it said my journal was in there [ Read More ]
I worked from home on Monday and had IM open so I could talk to my teammate (who was in the office). I used to be an IM junky when I was in college – but that died down pretty quick once I got a “real” job Anyway, while I was on IM I got a chance to talk to Meredith who I haven’t talked to since March! So I [ Read More ]
The folks at Meebo are offering a widget you can add to any webpage (requires flash) called meebo me. meebo me is designed for anyone with a home on the web. If you’ve got a web page where you’d like to communicate with your visitors, meebo me allows you to see the people who are visiting your web page and chat with them!