A Desktop Client For Facebook Chat For Heavy Chatters

Despite a massive 500 million user base that is into social networking, Facebook really does not offer a very pretty chatting experience. The native Facebook IM service offers a pretty average networking experience. If you are one of those who use the Facebook IM service a lot to chat with your friends on Facebook, here […]

Despite a massive 500 million user base that is into social networking, Facebook really does not offer a very pretty chatting experience. The native Facebook IM service offers a pretty average networking experience.

If you are one of those who use the Facebook IM service a lot to chat with your friends on Facebook, here is a desktop application that you should probably take a look at. UK-based ChitChat is a full fledged Windows-only desktop client for Facebook chatting. The application basically brings the several benefits of popular Instant Messaging clients like AOL, Yahoo Messenger and GTalk to Facebook. For one, it relieves you of having to keep your browser open and can be accessed directly from your desktop. Secondly, the application comes with a beautiful tabbed interface that makes it easy to switch between open chat windows. Also, unlike the browser-based native chat application, new message notifications do not get hidden under other browser tabs since you are prominently displayed a new message notification like you are on GTalk.

ChitChat for Facebook Desktop IM

ChitChat is free to download and can be installed by clicking here. Don’t forget to tell us your experience in the comments below.

Acer Technology Helps Your Watch Television Via Instant Messenger Service

Acer is working on a technology that will combine the real-time connectivity offered by instant messengers with Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) technology to build a system that will enable users watch the TV shows of their choice right from the comfort of their instant messengers.

The technology, a patent for which was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently describes a way to connect an instant messaging module to a television card and control the outputted audio and video signals from the IM service.
It is not clear if Acer plans to integrate this service with third party messengers like Skype or Yahoo Messenger