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t.imo.im – chat service through Twitter

t.imo.im really doesn’t show you much on their homepage about how the service works, features or functions.  This generally scares us.  Really scares us.  The main page simply asks you to do a few steps, with no indication of the outcome.

  1. Log in securely to Twitter (oAuth)
  2. Pick a follower or someone to chat with
  3. Direct message them to start chatting

Well how in the heck does it work?  Is this a slew of direct messages?  Does it count against my API?  I tried navigating to a help or about page, to no avail.  Well I went ahead and used our test account.

The interface prompted me instantly to send a tweet, or not, that I was using the service and available to chat.  The left side showed my status (normal chat stats with on, off busy and away), chat buddies and who I follow.  The right side was my Twitter stream, including mentions and DM’s.

I could hover over any name on the left, get their recent tweet and see if they were online in the service and click to see their Twitter profile.  Besides Reply and Retweet on the right timeline, a chat link was below each person also.  Offering me the ability to invite them to chat.  Once again I have to ask how much of your API this might use.

Interesting tool if you need a real chat service using your Twitter id’s and don’t want to share your other IM names or Skype.  This might have enough need if people know about it.

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Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.

Discussion

One thought on “t.imo.im – chat service through Twitter

  1. yes fine application but unfortunately no link for feedback and suggestions
    imo.im is very weak on this subject.
    suggestions can be very good and somtimes very simple to make

    Posted by jean-michel | August 2, 2010, 2:40 am

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