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?