Since Meebo is shutting down by mid July, here are some alternatives
Since Google announced last week that it had acquired meebo and will be shutting down most of its services down by 11th July, here are some alternatives;
Imo.im stands out to be the best web based messaging service; it lets you sign into several popular messaging services like MSN, Skype, AIM, ICQ, VKontake and Google talk.
Apart from giving you connection flexibility, it also has a mobile application that supports most major platforms like Android, Blackberry, iOS and Symbian.
Ebbudy is more popular with mobile phones but also offers a great web based instant messaging experience. Like imo it allows you to connect to other instant messaging services like MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, G Talk, AIM, VKontakte and Skype
Apart from the instant messaging service Trillian has a social portal which lets you update your status to multiple social sites at the same time.
This is also a great app that offers real time communication across different networks like Facebook, twitter, yahoo, MSN, IRC and AOL. It also has Add-ons for most common browser which brings more personalized messaging experience.
Whats interesting with Digsby is that it combines email notification and social networking with instant messaging, which allows you to see what your friends are up to and receive emails at the same time. It also lets you send sms to your friends right from the program interface.