Social.im: Instant Messaging & Facebook

Social.im is an multi-network IM client similar to Gaim, Trillian, etc. The difference is that it integrates with your Facebook contacts and allows you to talk to them whatever IM network they use.

I really do think this is an application which solves a problem. On Facebook I’ve currently got about 100 contacts – the vast majority of who are “good” contacts who I actually know from school or work. I’ve always been surprised by the fact that people who hate the internet and computers can still be found on Facebook! Meanwhile, my MSN contact list contains about 200 contacts, the vast majority of whom I never speak to any more. What social.im can do is to utilise the fantastic list of contacts you already have on Facebook and allow you to talk to them regardless of which IM network they reside on.

It doesn’t have any of these cool features that MSN Messenger has like games, voice clips and whatever but hey… it does the job.

Via Inside Facebook.

Welcome back!

Well, hi! It’s been a long time…

Unfortunately on this blog the posting frequency really dropped off over the last year, work just got the better of me! Compounding this, I kind of lost interest in web development issues which was the main topic of the blog and it didn’t feel right to write about other topics on the blog whilst it was still primarily a web development blog.

So what I’ve done now is to relaunch the blog with a new design and software (we’re running WordPress now). I still haven’t worked out what this blog is really going to be about, but we’ll hopefully see as time progresses!

This is in fact the third reincarnation of Cow’s Blog. We started off in April 2004 using Postnuke before relaunching with Geneone in August 2005. And now in February 2008, I’m pleased to switch to WordPress.

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