Want to IM? Meebo Is The Way

Originally uploaded by jessamyn.

In the past few years most of us have gotten to accumulate several IM accounts (in my case, I started with MSN and ICQ and eventually also signed up for AIM, Yahoo! IM, Skype and Google Talk), so keeping multiple IM clients installed on the computer dragged machine resources big time, among other annoyances. So I ended up settling on MSN and Skype at home and Jabber (configured to only chat with other people in the company) at work.

I’ve learned to love a relatively new web-based IM client that lets you connect to to all your IM networks from within the same umbrella. It’s called Meebo. For bloggers and other site owners, you can add a little widget (they call it Meebo Me) to your sidebars allowing folks to conveniently IM you.

And to top things off, in a very Wiki way, they are having armies of volunteers assist with the translation of the system messages to a ton of languages. It doesn’t get any cooler…