Monthly Archives: May 2008

izuz.net Web Yahoo! Messenger Available

We are pleased to announce that izuz.net is now providing web Yahoo! Messenger service for our visitor.

Yahoo! Messenger is a popular advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic “Yahoo! ID” which also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email. Yahoo! also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories.

Yahoo! Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on 1998-03-09.

Currently, the provided web Y! Messenger is using the same UI of Gtalk desktop client. The native Yahoo! Messenger UI is under plan, and it may come out some days later. And avatar is not supported yet. Please let us know your opinions.

If you would like other IM services being available by izuz.net, please let us know.

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World Wide Chatting Statistics

According to data from RescueTime, Y Combinator gave us a report about how world wide users spend their time (Sources from TechCrunch)

1. 12.44% Outlook
2. 9.55% MS Word
3. 6.60% Gmail
4. 5.42% Excel
5. 4.14% MSN Messenger
6. 3.45% Facebook
7. 2.46% Mail
8. 2.36% Visual Studio
9. 2.26% Thunderbird
10. 2.25% Google
11. 2.18% iTunes
12. 2.17% YouTube
13. 2.07% Google Reader
14. 1.94% PhotoShop
15. 1.90% PowerPoint
16. 1.79% Skype
17. 1.53% Adium
18. 1.21% Notepad
19. 1.21% Wikipedia
20. 1.19% World of WarCraft

We are interesting in chatting statistics:

1. 4.14% MSN Messenger
2. 1.79% Skype
3. 1.53% Adium
4. 1.00% Google Talk
5. 0.82% Pidgin
6. 0.52% iChat
7. 0.49% Yahoo Messenger
8. 0.41% AOL Instant Messenger

It seems that MSN wins the IM battle by this time.

And by RescueTime’s data, report said that users spent 44.6% of their time using communication services. Here is the list:

1. 44.63% Communication/Chat
2. 24.43% Office
3. 11.49% Media
4. 8.07% Information
5. 6.87% Design + Development
6. 1.48% Games
7. 3.o3% Everything Else

Well, online communication or chatting matters a lot to most users.

O, BTW: It seems AIM is less popular than other IM services in chatting battle, so less visitors will use izuz.net’s newly-provided web AIM service? OK, izuz.net’s web MSN Live Messenger should be updated with new features (last update was Aug, 2007), as it is the leading IM services. And izuz.net will also add its own web Yahoo! Messenger in coming days.

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izuz Web AIM Available

We are pleased to announce that izuz.net is now providing JavaScript web AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) service for beta testers.

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is an advertisement-supported proprietary instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time. It was released by AOL in May of 1997. Stand-alone official AIM client software is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Mac OS X, and Linux. The software has a large share of the instant messaging market (with 52% of the total reported as of 2006), placing it ahead of the combined total user base of the two closest rivals.

Currently, the provided web AIM is using the same UI of Gtalk desktop client. The native AIM client UI is under plan, and it may come out some days later. And avatar and typing notification are not supported yet. Please let us know your opinions.

If you would like other IM services being available by izuz.net, please let us know.

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