This is one cool new service coming from the guys at SHAPE. Persistent.im is promoted as a solution to create IM conference rooms. The best part is that it is cross network compatible. That means that in one conference room you can have users from every different IM network. Including MSN/Live, AIM, Google Talk, Jabber, Yahoo!, ICQ, & MySpaceIM.
- You give your conference room a name
- You then invite users on any of the above mentioned networks to the chat room. It can log into your account and download your contact list to help you out.
- You then create the conference room and set it to last a certain amount of days if it is idle. You can set that to a max of 1 week.
- You will then get a friend request on your IM account and you accept.
- All messages you send to that friend will be sent to all the people in the conference. If they are offline they will get the message later.
I just wish it were easier to create the conference rooms yourself from a BlackBerry. On the other hand this is much better than nothing!
Check out the beta at www.persistent.im and let me know what you think!