Jessamyn and I got mentioned on the meebo blog today:
Turns out that locked-down computers, reference librarians who always want to be in touch with their patrons, and the desire to make libraries fun and friendly have given meebo and meebo me the perfect opportunity to shine.
Just recently, we smiled when reading Jessamynâ€™s blog where she helped a librarian post these posters advocating the use of meebo instead of download clients. Also, Aaron has been traipsing around libraries promoting meebo me as well. He explains, meebo me doesnâ€™t require a download and the widget can be placed directly on the libraryâ€™s website.
Thanks for keeping meebo in mind when youâ€™re visiting your local library and public computer clusters. Weâ€™re happy to help out!
Just in case you haven’t seen it, meebo me is a small web to IM gateway widget that librarians can put on webpages that allows people without IM accounts to IM the library’s screen name. It is pretty much 90% of the functionality of vendor driven web-based chat products….but it is FREE. And it just works. And doesn’t commandeer their whole browser. Etc, etc.
Here’s the full post on the meebo blog: librarian love. There are a few nice, “Yay libraries!” comments on it.
Disclaimer: I would have posted about this even if meebo hadn’t just sent me a sweet t-shirt.