Well that’s that settled then

According to MSN, this is one of the 30 best blogs in the UK, one of just five in a category called “Music, Films and Stuff”. Weirdos. Apparently, “The good doctor’s recent deconstruction of a Top 1,000 classic albums list is an essential read.” Hmm. I don’t even remember writing that. Erm, I mean, yeah, […]

You don’t hear me saying ‘Yahoo!’

So I can now use MSN sorry, Windows Live Messenger to have a chitty-chat with Yahoo! Messenger users. But I have to add them all first. Why can’t I just associate my MSN account with a Yahoo! ID? Can somebody tell me, is there a reason for this, or are they — MSN, Yahoo!, the […]

MySpace launches IM client; I reach for gun

Just as it was beginning to look like we would only need to use MSN Messenger and Google Talk to be able to talk to just about anyone (nobody uses ICQ any more, right?), MySpace have decided to create their own IM client. And just because it’s MySpace, it will be huge. Let’s face it, […]

In praise of Google Talk

I’ve taken the piss out of Google Talk a few times on this blog. Well, with the buzz about the new Google Chat idea that integrates IM into Gmail (which is being phased in), I felt like testing out the chat history, which saves your Google Talk conversations in your Gmail account (the one feature […]

The media’s obsession with Google

The media’s love affair with Google has continued apace today. Google sniffed, and the media shat itself. While I obviously don’t think it’s pleasent that Google is censoring its results in China, I am actually surprised that they weren’t already doing that. Remember a year or so back when MSN banned its Chinese users from […]

MSN Messenger address change

Just a heads-up for those of you who have me on the MSN list. I will be changing my address to [Update: This was only meant to notify existing friends] (ie. the same as my email address). It’s just to harmonise everything, and because the doctorvee.co.uk should be more future-proof (assuming I remember to renew […]

MSN and Yahoo hook up messengers

MSN Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger will hook up. This is great news! It’s about time somebody did this. Update: Here’s what Yahoo! are saying about this: For instant messaging fans, this rates right up there with the Berlin Wall. We’ll have to wait until “the first half of 2006” though.

IM wars

IM wars: It’s MSN, AIM and Yahoo! versus Google. Very interesting if you use IM. (Via.)

Google Talk: why?

So Google Talk launched today. Well, I’m not sure about this. I know this is only day one, and I am sure that Google have loads more stuff up their sleeve. But part of me just keeps on thinking, is that it? Sure, there are some quaint features. But it is basic. In that sense […]

Google Messenger on its way?

The LA Times (BugMeNot required) says that Google could be launching an Instant Messenger — tomorrow. Which would be interesting. Messenger is one of the only things (the only thing?) that MSN is better than everybody else at. I found that article via Onlineblog, which touches on the fact that there will be the usual […]