efore smartphones — much less smartphone apps — were a thing, before Facebook and My Space battled it out for which would become the highlander of social networks, before Snapchat or Twitter or Skype, there was a good five or six year period where Yahoo! Yet, if you look at the direction that social media — messaging in particular — is headed in 2016, there seems to be some pretty hefty borrowing from the old classics.
No worries, rooms were categorized by geographic location or interest (sometimes both) specifically to connect people. No worries, just a matter of starting your own chat room, setting it to private, and you had an invitation-only party. Trolls there were just as annoying as they are on more modern social media sites and, perhaps, more so: One asshole with a spam macro could make a chatroom completely unusable.
It’s not a secret that new users have a hard time cultivating their timelines unless they have pre-existing contacts to follow; they legitimately don’t know what to look for.
Suppose Twitter introduced a method of filtering their “discovery” timeline by geography and/or interest in the same way chatrooms were organized?
The app will let you share files (including photos! You can currently send emoticons and links — all very good for a basic chat service, but well behind on list of basic features. We’ll just have to wait and see what, if anything, Yahoo has up their sleeve.
Pidgin 2.12.0 removed protocols that were not being maintained: MSN, My Space, Mxit, and Yahoo! These will show up as unknown in your account lists until you delete them.
As a simple chat app, it’s fine, but we want more than that.
Even though it’s billed as a micro-blogging platform, for many, Twitter was the sort of natural evolution of the chatroom, yet Twitter has two major problems where looking back might provide solutions: new user engagement and harassment.This app is meant for mobile, though it’s not clear if Yahoo is also readying the app for your desktop as well. According to The Information, Yahoo is “ Later this quarter it [Yahoo] will unveil a mobile app that combines live and recorded video and text, blending aspects of live video apps like Meerkat, You Now, and Skype and the recorded video messages popularized by Snapchat, according to a person who has seen the product Messenger — which has hundreds of millions of users — into it’s own platform.If the report is accurate, we’ll see this new Messenger by the end of Q2 2015. Snapchat is also well ahead of the pack, and live-streaming video services like Meerkat and Periscope have Twitter to rely on.The next-generation i Pad is also expected to work with the video conferencing standard. In an age of sending each other more than words, Yahoo is way behind.AIM is not breaking, update to this version to keep it working!