Lurving Meebo

Well, I just received a very interesting phone call from a one Daniel Bernstein. Daniel, it seems, works for Meebo. Regular readers know that I lurve Meebo. It is the only chat interface I use now and I have been considering adding the new widget they released, Meebo Me, to the sidebar on this blog. I had a gushy “OMG I totally love you moment,” but hopefully I was sensible after that.

He mostly wanted to know about librarians, what we do, how we do it, and what is this ALA/LITA thing. It was lovely. I wish other social software companies cared as much how people are using their tools. Heck, I wish ILS vendors cared so much that they found the co-chair of a tiny interest group which dealt with their stuff and called them up for a chat too.

–Jane, I am waiting Innovative

p.s. Because Mr. R thinks librarians throw our initialisms around like candy:

ILS – Integrated Library System, sometimes substituted for OPAC and visa versa

OPAC – Online Public Access Catalog, see above

5 thoughts on “Lurving Meebo

  • September 13, 2006 at 1:57 pm


    Thanks for the post … and the chat!

    Stay in touch,


  • September 13, 2006 at 3:55 pm

    Ah, but we also throw candy around like initialisms. That’s what makes our meetings so fun!

  • September 13, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    You guys throw candy around? Do you guys advertise that as a job benefit? Maybe more people would be librarians if they knew that. Now, if you said you were throwing meat around, I might even become a librarian. Nah, not even for meat. Meat and Ice Cream? I’ll have to think about that.

    p.s. Sorry for taking that into left field.

  • September 14, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    That rocks! I adore Meebo, too.

    I suppose the real question is whether spelling out the initialisms makes them any more clear. . . .

  • October 12, 2006 at 10:30 am

    check out

    supports aim, icq, msn, yahoo, irc, jabber, sametime, etc.

    check it out, it rocks.

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