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Google Talk and Jabber

Google Talk | MacMegasite

Google’s new service, ‘Talk’ made a front page splash on today’s FT with talk of a move away from ‘organising information’ to becoming a ‘portal for everything you want to do online’. They didn’t mention the new ‘open standards’ that Google would be using/inventing, but MacMegasite have revealed that the underpinnings are Jabber‘s standards which are in use. Excellent!

There’s also details of how to configure your IM client… Just done that and I’m not in splendid isolation as the online person I know on Google Talk! I’m sure that won’t last long, but in the meantime I’m going to try and work out what it’s going to add to my life, over and above the AIM, MSM, YIM, Jabber and IRC accounts I already have…