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Hey everyone! If you’re a frequent Orkut user (I’m sure many of my Indian friends are), this is a warning for you:
If you’re the kind of a person who generally hangs out on various instant messengers, and has an ever growing buddy list (that kinda annoys you sometimes), this tool is for you.
HyperIM is a little tool that acts as a funky status manager for all your instant messengers. HyperIM works with Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and many other instant messaging clients.
FriendFeed is a new entrant to the web 2.0 social networking arena, and seems quite useful. The FriendFeed service tracks and aggregates content from people’s accounts across different web services.
Upon signing up for FriendFeed, you can add a list of services to your account (Twitter, YouTube, Picasa, Google Reader shared items, etc) by providing your usernames, and you get an aggregated feed listing the latest activities. You can share this feed with others, and also subscribe to similar feeds from your online buddies.
You’ve seen Pidgin, Trillian, Miranda IM and more. But here’s one more – but a bit different – it’s AirTalkr, and like rest others it’s a multiprotocol instant messaging client, and is based on Adobe AIR platform – but there’s more to it, than just a messenger.
AirTalkr has got all the features that an IM client should have: it can connect to many protocols that include MSN, Jabber, Yahoo!, ICQ, Google Talk, AIM and more. But AirTalkr also has features that most IM Clients do not have. In fact, it’s a kind of a desktop web 2.0 networking tool.
Yahoo! is rolling out a new social network, Mash. It’s invite based, and is refreshing. Completely AJAXified, the network has more or less all the features that you’d would love to have in a social network. Thanks to Sankar Anand, I got an invite and signed up.
Yahoo! Mash, just like any other social network, gives you a profile page that not only you can customize, but also your friends. Your buddies can add stuff (modules) to your profile page and spice ‘em up.