As the old saying goes - a picture’s worth a thousand words:
No the problem is not with Meebo. The problem is with four different networks and four different protocols. I have family that uses MSN, Friends and co-workers on AOL, and I personally prefer Jabber (GTalk). Fortunately, applications like
Now, imagine if the Web was built this way? Hey, my website is on the AOL network, you have to create an account to access it and download their browser. Where’s your site and what browser does it require?
Unfortunately, this doesn’t appear to be causing much of a problem as millions of people are chatting each day. But then high gas prices have yet to stop people from driving SUV tanks either. Sooner or later, something is gonna give.
Personally, I think you’ll see more web-based chat systems like
Time will tell.