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A lot of libraries use widgets on their pages to answer virtual reference questions. They use things like Meebo, Digsby, AIM, and the very cool Library H3LP. Yet recently Meebo co-founder Seth Sternberg, one of the pioneers of widgets on the web, pretty much said that widgets suck. His argument was that widgets can’t be easily updated […]
A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about using Pidgin and Meebo for our IM Reference service. They have worked fairly well and the service gets a lot of use, but there have been a few problems. Pidgin would crash unexpectedly which was mildly annoying. The biggest problem though, was that users could leave […]
We use Pidgin at the reference desk to monitor our meebo widgets and IM accounts, so I was glad to see that the latest version fixed a number of bugs. Pidgin tended to crash once or twice a day which wasn’t devastating, but it was still pretty annoying. I guess nothing is perfect. Anyway, I […]
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