Friday, October 07, 2005

AOL Allows IM Through Blog With AIM Presence

From MarketingVOX AOL launches messenger for bloggers

AOL Thursday announced AIM Presence, a service that lets bloggers, podcasters, consumers and small businesses add to their websites one-click access via AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) - the idea being to let visitors to a site or blog see whether the proprietor or editor is available for immediate messaging - reports InternetNews.

When the proprietor is online, the AOL "running man" icon is bright; when he or she is offline, the icon is dull. In order to message the site's proprietor, the visitor also will need to be a registered AIM user.

The program includes a free distribution license; publishers can add AIM Presence by cutting and pasting a line of HTML code onto their webpage code.

Will this get traction?

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