Seth Sternberg, CEO of Meebo, is on stage right now talking about MeeboMe, his company’s embeddable IM widget (stats: 900,000+ unique URLS, 9 million unique visitors to unique widgets, 54,000+ unique widgets seen). He was just demoing the product on the MeeboMe MySpace profile, showing how he could see who was visiting the page at the same time as him and start a one-on-one chat with any of them.
Then someone logged in from the audience to ask “why can’t you see other people’s messages on this page?” Good question — I was wondering the same thing! “It’s not necessarily group chat,” explained Sternberg. “Even though there may be 10 people on the page, you’re having a private conversation.” Cool example of widgets in action.