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Persistent.im Beta – Free Group Chat & Cross IM Network Compatibility – Awesome Stuff!

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.

persistentimIt works really well and lets you create a conference room from their desktop website. It works like this:

  1. You give your conference room a name
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. You will then get a friend request on your IM account and you accept.
  5. 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!

4 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. ‘You give you’?

    ‘You’!=’your’ fyi.
    Duh.

  2. Fixed thanks for the heads up!

  3. Is it just me, or does anyone else find disturbing that because someone is offering a free service people just rush and give out personal info without even thinking about it? All these services invite you to give them your instant messanging login and password, phone numbers, phone numbers of our friends and family, have strangers listen to and transcribe our personal and business phone calls for us, etc…

    Or maybe it’s just the conspiracy kook coming out on a Saturday night!

    Cheers!

  4. I hear you but with the amount of information people put on Facebook and Myspace this is just another needle in a haystack. I will never understand it myself but I have learned to accept it… :)

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