Myspace Messenger Open For Beta Testing

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Myspace Messenger Open For Beta Testing

There had been some rumors on Myspace planning on launching their messenger IM service sometime soon, especially with them heavily targeting Yahoo staff like Yahoo’s Manager of email and IM, Brad Garlinghouse. The reasoning for Myspace Messenger is quitesimple, while Myspace is the premier destination for young active blogging music loving teenagers, those users are doing their messaging and emailing (if they still practice such outdated web communnications tools like email) elsewhere.

Pete Cashmore backs this point up on Mashable when discussing reasons why Fox Interactive should acquire Goowy :

… when MySpace users aren’t on MySpace, they’re checking their email or chatting on IM. If Fox Interactive can own that time too, they’ll have 100% attention from the youth demographic. Hence, getting into the IM and email space would make perfect sense.

So, if you use Myspace and want to get even more connected to your friends or groups, sign up to beta test the Myspace Messenger IM:

MySpace is launching a totally new IM service!

Here’s what you get:
* MySpace Messenger account with your own MySpace UserName!
* IM your MySpace friends anytime!
* One-click login to your mail, blogs, and more!
* Get instant notification for add requests, messages, and comments!
* Find and view your friends’ profiles with one click!
* It’s FREE! And more features coming soon!

In time, I think its quite safe to expect VOIP and mobile communications integration into the Myspace Messenger system, which is what will become the major FOX Interactive backbone for decades to come.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • Vanessa

    Your “My Space Messenger IM” link doesn’t work – loads over and over again. Cant test beta version.

  • Promotional Pens

    I think no other company will come close to a messenger system them MSN

  • Robin T.

    I dug into this some more…seems they disabled registrations. I called the company that is making it for them (GTV – and got a hold of a VP, Ross Cohn. He had no comment on the messenger…MySpace is getting our appetites ready, they better deliver!

  • Anthony

    Myspace IM will domminate all. DUH!

  • Me

    I’ve looked in about eight or nine different places to test this BETA version; NONE of the links are working. Dare to share why this phenomenon is occuring?

  • http://omg jessica

    im really doesnt work its just an ison. damn i can make one of those…….. shit

  • almostinfamous

    but will it be jabber-compatible?

  • jessy

    no install problems and instalation

  • KimberlyTS

    I tried to dl the prog, but it will only open if you have Windows 2000 or higher. The dl page says that it is supposed to run with 98. It downloads in the new MSI file format, so you HAVE to have Windows 2000 or higher to install it.

  • Gene

    What would be nice for the myspace instant messeger would eb a multi-protocal messsnger. Since many people have AIM, MSN, Yahoo and ICQ messenger accounts it would be nice for there to be a multi-protocal program to accept all these and a myspace protocal, so we don’t have to have a lot of different meesengers open. Trillian and Qnext and many others have multi-protocal capabilites, it would be ncie for them to accept the myspace protocal or for you (the developers) to create a program that could include all of them as well. This would insure a high usage of your program.

  • alice knight

    ur myspace im is rubbish it has feckedd up my lap top