“The Man has taken everything from you. Your free time, your soul, your will to live, and now (ever since He installed that firewall)…your IM.
Meebo is going to help you fight back.
Meebo is a web-based instant messaging program (no download or installation necessary) that lets you log on to your IM network from any Internet browser, with no firewall issues. Meebo supports AOL, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, Google Talk and Jabber IM programs—you just go to its web site and log on to your network of choice.
Even better, Meebo runs pretty much like your actual IM program would. For those with lots of time, friends or ADD, you can log onto multiple accounts at once (or create a free Meebo account that remembers all your IM accounts for you). It’s easy to use and constantly being upgraded with new features. We didn’t find a firewall that could stop it.
We’re not sure if avoiding your company’s firewall truly counts as sticking it to The Man, but at least it’s one less way The Man is sticking it to you. .” [Via urbandaddy.com]
The MethodShop Bottom Line: Thanks to PimpWiz.com for the tip.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.