Ajax & Meebo – Fingering the Firewall

Meebo is the newest addition to the online community using the hot hot Ajax[Asynchronous JavaScript and XML] technology. With Meebo you aren’t contrained of a firewall blocking access to your Instant messaging. It’s the kind of silent browser which were around sometime back where you have a browser inside another one and the sites that are blocked by the firewall can still be accessed. Seems like Meebo is just out of their Dev labs and is still in Alpha. When you login to yahoo client you have a toned-down version of messenger with which you can chat with your IM friends bypassing the firewall.

Meebo uses the Ajax technology to simulate Yahoo or MSN’s IM client as a light-weight tool. I am using it and its truly awesome. I read about Meebo in Om Malik’s blog and someone raised a question of giving away passwords to a start-up firm’s website. I wasn’t thinking about it when I was using it. And now that I’m making a recommendation, I thought I should also be adding the word of caution and leave it to your own judgement. As online world goes through Web 2.0 a.k.a programmable Web, we have to start trusting websites and online community. How else did the net prosper over the years ?

3 thoughts on “Ajax & Meebo – Fingering the Firewall

  1. Meebo try panninen Lazy. Works fine. Abt the password, It is as same as supplying passwords to your IM Clients… GAIM and other IMs that people use to sigin on Yahoo and MSN take the same risk.. Doesnt matter anyways..

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