CHAT MERGER - Google and AIM Converse in Buckhead Atlanta, GA
In Real Estate circles, communication often happens in short bursts. If I were using AIM and you were using Google Chat - (well, anyone who reads my posts would know that was reversed!) Let's start again.
If you were on AIM and I was using Google chat, we might have wanted to talk to each other before 2007, but it wouldn't have been possible.
Microsoft and YAHOO had gotten together in 2006. All the publicity was about "Windows Live Messenger is the newest version of MSN Messenger. Yahoo! Messenger with Voice is the newest IM client from Yahoo!"
In 2007, Gmail began a rudimentary integration with AIM.
Google allowed an interface within its chat.
The screenshot below is courtesy of Techcrunch.
May 16, 2011, GIZMODO featured a story about the complete integration of the two systems - no more double sign-ins - the full integration is now complete. "The Vulcan mind meld between AIM and your Gmail buddies is in effect— though it doesn't appear to have been officially announced. Sending a message to a friend on the other side is just as easy as we'd hoped. If you're on Google Talk, just throw an IM to (name of awesome friend)@aol.com. If you're using AIM, shoot an IM to (LYLAS forever, whatever)@gmail.com. Ta da! Your pal will be asked to authorize the IM, but once you get the OK, it'll be like you guys are using the same service, more or less. Options like image transfers won't be possible, but you can blab back and forth as much as you want." (Sam Biddle)
The thing about technology now is that every day brings something new and different to learn! At least these chat mergers offer a more simple step for communication. The "extra" step, having to get confirmation, is a good one, in my opinion. I prefer systems that allow one to say "YES" to another person's request. That's a lot better than just dumping requests in without offering a chance to filter whose communications I want to see and whose I don't want to see.
So now it seems there are two mega chat options - the YAHOO! and Microsoft link and then the AIM and Google Link.
Have a happy day -
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