AOL’s AIM Presence for Networking and Blog Communication
AOL is working with some blogging, networking, and podcasting communities to integrate AIM “presence” into their systems to let their users know when their buddies are online for text, voice, or video chatting. Facebook, Inc., LinkedIn Corporation., Six Apart, Inc. and Glam.com, Inc. join a growing list of sites and services that are integrating AIM into their networks.
From AOL : The AIM Presence program offers a free distribution license and lets sites and services publish AIM presence by simply cutting and pasting a line of HTML code into their Web pages. The program uses the familiar Running Man icon to indicate presence so that visitors can see when others are online and available to communicate.
“The AIM service should be everywhere our users are and want to be, from blogs and shopping sites to professional and social networking services,” said Chamath Palihapitiya, vice president and general manager, AIM and ICQ, America Online, Inc. “With the new AIM Presence program, we are taking this commitment to a deeper level, enabling everyone from bloggers and podcasters to small businesses to tap our network’s reach and connect with key audiences in real time.”