imoThis week marked the end of an era. Meebo, THE premiere online instant messaging service that was purchased by Google earlier this year has finally closed its doors. It’s a sad day for everyone that used its service as Google bought them for the talent and to use them elsewhere with no thought to the MILLIONS of users who actually used the service. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for the folks at Meebo for getting a reward for the amazing software that they create – I’m just sad for the rest of us.

So where can you turn? Well let’s rewind it back to before Meebo became the top dog. I was using a little web service known as imo that, while doing well, was still in its early phases. These days? Well let’s just say imo is all grown up and provides a top notch instant messaging solution for the masses.

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