Meebo no more
Posted by: Lindsay Harmon
Meebo, the company behind the popular chat widget used by many libraries to provide chat reference services, announced this morning that they've been acquired by Google. Meebo Messenger, widgets, and mobile apps will be discontinued effective July 11.
According to the announcement, "Together with Google, we’re super jazzed to roll up our sleeves and get cracking on even bigger and better ways to help users and website owners alike." In the meantime, though, many libraries who were attracted to Meebo for its non-Flash interface and the fact that it didn't require logins or user accounts may be scrambling for a new product to fill this gap.
What chat reference applications do you use at your library? Any recommendations?