[jdev] [OT] XMPP icons

Andreas Monitzer jdev at monitzer.com
Mon Jul 7 04:23:20 CDT 2008

On Jul 07, 2008, at 11:13, Jonathan Dickinson wrote:

> I think the main problem (I am no expert) is that most average  
> people see websites as atomical. They connect to live.com and are  
> provided with a IM client that brands itself as live.com etc. The  
> same goes for Hotmail/Gmail/etc.
> Jabber can be confusing in that most users are used to connecting to  
> an instant messaging client and only seeing contacts from that  
> realm, unless they use clients like digsby/trillian/etc (which I  
> WOULD THINK are mostly used by the 'less-informed' technically  
> inclined users).

Well, people on Gmail or Hotmail don't assume that they can only email  
Gmail or Hotmail people. Somehow, it works in that domain. You have to  
somehow transfer that public knowledge to this new domain.


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