Aug 7 2006

Feeling Less Like a Luddite: Welcome, Meebo!

Feeling Less Like a Luddite:  Welcome, Meebo!

As I’ve written about on occasion (here, here), it’s easy to feel like a Luddite with the rapid pace of change of the web these days.  Anyway, I’m feeling slightly less like one today with the addition of Meebo to my blog.

I read about Meebo in David Kirkpatrick’s Fast Forward column last week, and it was such a cool idea, I had to install it right away.  Basically, it adds a widget to the right sidebar of my blog which allows readers to Instant Message me any time I’m online if they’re reading my blog (anonymously, I think, and regardless of whether or not they have a Meebo account, although I needed to create one in order to install it on OnlyOnce).

Having a Meebo account is also basically like having a web-based version of Trillian, so I can get on IM from any computer with a browser at any time.

Should be an interesting way to hear more from readers.  We’ll see.  Meebo Me!