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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 12th, 2010, 10:17 am Thread Starter
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Something new for facebook users.

Facebook Chat has so far only been meant to be used in a web browser, and instant messaging applications have had a hard time implementing it's undocumented protocol. Today, Facebook is making this job much easier by enabling support for XMPP to access its chat service. AOL's AIM and the Empathy Instant Messenger are also including pre-set Facebook options, due to already supporting XMPP.

Here are instructions for setting up XMPP Facebook chat with popular instant messaging clients, including Pidgin and Adium.

What that means to you? You can set up a chat client (e.g. the free pidgin) and automatically import your facebook friends and chat with them without having to have a browser open.

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Re: Something new for facebook users.

yes, but it is still kewl to see everybody logging in and be able to shoot a message immediately WITHOUT having to check to see if they are online.

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Facebook is evil, just plain EVIL.

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... forget about dinner time..... it's the only place where u can get to talk to your kid, and there is a slit chance u will get some attention
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... forget about dinner time..... it's the only place where u can get to talk to your kid, and there is a slit chance u will get some attention
And some insight into his/her thinking and even more important circle of friends

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Like many Facebook users our adult daughter puts way too much information out there. It was real odd to us that we had to find out she was at the hospital and had given birth to our 2nd grandchild the night before by seeing it on Facebook.

"But Mom, I put it on Facebook!"

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