Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


"Meebo? What's That?"

If you take a look a bit further down at our sidebar, you'll see a little doohickey inviting you to Meebo Me. It's not dirrty, I promise. So, what the heck is Meebo, you ask? Meebo is, as Time puts it in their 50 Coolest Websites of 2006 feature,

a one-stop shop for all your instant-messaging needs. Which is to say that Meebo puts all your IM clients — the individual programs that make instant-messaging services incompatible with one another — into one browser window. There's no need to download all the different apps (MSN, AOL/ICQ, Yahoo, Jabber/Gtalk) to your computer to have any and all types of IM conversations. Available in four dozen languages.

Pretty sweet, huh? (Emphasis added, btw.) I use both AIM and GTalk, and I love not having to mess around with downloading them to my home or work computers. I can log in to Meebo from any internet-capable computer, and because I signed up for a Meebo account (you can use the site without one, which is nice -- a try before you buy feature), the service saves all of my chats, in every platform, with whomever I chat with.

MeeboMe is Meebo's additional service that places a Meebo interface (or widget) right on this blog -- so if you're visiting and see that I'm signed into Meebo, you can IM me! It's just another way of keeping in touch with our Gentle Readers. C'mon, you know you wanna!


  • At 9:10 PM, Blogger maggie moran said…


    Don't tell anyone, but I'm using my meebo as an IM for our college students. This is very against said rules.

    I run it when I'm at my desk off my blog. ;-)

  • At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    check out www.koolim.com

    supports aim, icq, msn, yahoo, irc, jabber, sametime, etc.

    check it out, it rocks.


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