Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Gabbly Chat


Look to the right on the homepage! See that weird looking box that says Gabbly Chat? Want to know what it is?

Gabbly Chat is our own little chat box for our coblog. Whenever anyone gets onto the coblog, they will automatically logon to the Chat box. Then you can automatically talk to them. You can make your own name easily in the lower left of the box. If you click on the column with the arrow on the right side, you can see all the others who are also on the site. It is probably a good idea to be clear with your name if you want others to know who they are chatting with!

Gabbly Chat is an incredibly versitile tool that goes far beyond just chatting on this site. It has a built in RSS feed which you can use to keep track of the conversations that happened when you were not around. It also can be implemented easily into your own personal web portal (more on this later) so that you can chat with those on the coblog without actually being on the site.

Another thing you can do with Gabbly Chat is search. Use the little box entitled "Topic:" to search google. This will open a new window and in that new window the Gabbly box comes with you. The chat box automatically logs you into the chat for whatever site you go to. This makes it possible for you to chat with others who are on that site, using Gabbly, at the same time as you. This could potentially be incredibly useful, especially if you need help finding something or figuring something out.

An amazing tool to say the least. What do you think? Do you like it? Will you use it?


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5 comments:

Megan said...

i think that gabby chat is pretty fancy bananahandsome, and of course i would use it, i already have but like i just asked you is there any way to make it so you can tell who else is on, like a box saying who is currently on this site, or something along those lines.

Jeff said...

gabbly chat does not seem to be supported by mozilla firefox browser, which is my browser of choice. this could be a problem for user's of freeware...

Jeff said...

ok, i do seem to be able to chat, but it is telling me the browser is not supported. it seems to work though. i'll have to test it when someone else is on...

StudentsEnvironmentalAction said...

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Kevin said...

Jeff, it is supported by firefox as that is what I use. I tried it in IE and it did not work, but I think that is because of my security settings I have created for IE. Some things to mess around with: your security settings and that Firefox is updated

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