UPDATE 3.14 – Skagirlie notes that the link I gave is now a redirect to MySpace’s homepage. So here are two links to rather boring screenshots:
In all of the talks I give on IM I mention “the big three” IM networks: AOL, Yahoo, and MSN. Looks like that trinity will have to make room for another major player. Naturally in beta (and not even live yet), here’s a link to the page: MySpace Messenger. No wonder IM inside of MySpace has been “broken” for a few months. Some people are thinking that this could take some of AIM’s marketshare away, and knowing how popular MySpace is, I don’t doubt it.
What a wonder opportunity this will be for libraries to provide a positive model for kids using MySpace. Yes, this is “one more thing” to think about regarding user-centered services, but we must be comfortable with change. People’s information habits and preferences change, so we have two choices: adapt or die!