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Somedays, the news trends just happen. Today, it is all about the IM, instant messengers that is. AOL launched its new IM-based AIM Phoneline service, only to be followed by Microsoft Messenger Live Beta thatwas made available for download. And now MySpace IM is making its […]

Somedays, the news trends just happen. Today, it is all about the IM, instant messengers that is.

AOL launched its new IM-based AIM Phoneline service, only to be followed by Microsoft Messenger Live Beta thatwas made available for download.

And now MySpace IM is making its presence felt. The IM client is now being made available to MySpace users. Now you can IM, Tom and let him know how you really feel about him. Kareem Mayan, a FIM insider has all the details, and Mashable takes a look at the the new IM client. Pete, we are waiting for the full review…. come on now!

  1. That Mashable! link currently points to PaidContent.org

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  2. fixed this … sorry about it.

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  3. MySpaceIM vs. AOL Pages…

    I previously wrote about MySpace Messenger. Well, MySpaceIM has actually launched now (verified by my downloading and installing it). Pete Cashmore has some pointers about it, including this download link. Om Malik notes the news trend of the day was I…

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  4. Hey Om, have you tried the MySpace IM client? It’s very light, clean and elegant. Color me completely shocked, considering that everything else MySpace touches turns to ugliness in a hurry.

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  5. MySpace IM isn’t going to have widespread appeal “as is.”

    I understand it’s a beta, but as a long time myspace user (going on 2 years) I know the community of users very well, and what sets them apart and makes them unique.

    The current community isn’t going to gravitate to the IM client because you have to go through your entire friends list and add each one to your list. It’s an extremely taxing situation for most people I’ve spoken with thus far.

    Remember, the vast majority of myspace users aren’t savvy and don’t have a long fuse for this type of stuff, they went to myspace for it’s plug and play abilities, while the client is cleaner in design, it’s functionality is still lacking.

    The upside is that as an AIM user for 10 years now, I haven’t always kept in touch with people’s AIM screenames, however, I have reconnected with nearly 300 friends on Myspace.

    If the interface is a little more user friendly in regards to adding friends to the IM client I think they’ll be in a prime position to have consistent users.

    Will

    Ps. One last note, when a message is sent to you it automatically pops up. The myspaceIM client isn’t NEARLY as slick as AIM for workspace and professional environments.

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  6. Will H, chill out, its just a beta (second one that they’ve ever released of the client, actually).

    IMO, the reason why it requires the manual adding of the friends list is either 1) They don’t want the users to pin that much of a weight behind the client just yet or not until it is fully released (in the case that they’re sorely disappointed) or 2) because users can already add miscellaneous friends, including promo/ad profiles, and would most likely take this to the IM client (especially if automatic adding was the default on the IM friends list), thus invoking what I mentioned in reason #1.

    It’s the economics of development, something which Myspace has only recently (their server has improved alot within the last 6 months or so, if you’ve noticed) begun to take a grasp at. Yes, the profiles (and the overall UI design) may be ugly as all hell, but I say “more power to them” with the MyspaceIM.

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  7. at about 90% of the installation i get an Error 1723. and this is what it says… There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personelle or package vendor.

    ?!!?!??!?!!?!?

    please someone help

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  8. I get the same thing and yesterday it gave error 1703 and today error 1723 and the builds are different. The first was 1.0.262.0.msi and the second, 1.0.265.0.msi.

    Maybe today they’ll get it right.

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  9. i have it DLed but when i go to log in, it says invalid log in and to check my email/password…what do i do?

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  10. When you talk to Tom, all he says is “woo!”… you cant even copy and paste! i like aim better for now…

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