Miguel Guhlin just IMed me from a free web-based instant messaging service, Meebo. If you are in a location with authoritarian and repressive IT policies (like maybe China or…. a U.S. school district!) Meebo may provide a way for you to use IM.

Of course, if this works for you, it would also work for your students…..

The tension wrought by disruptive technologies like instant messaging is at times troubling, but also very informative to watch and analyze. Virginia Postrel wrote about this thoughtfully and eloquently several years back in “The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress”.

Which side are you on?!

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3 Responses to IM blocked? Try Meebo!

  1. andrew says:

    sigh. too bad meebo is now blocked at work for me. i read it’s blocked at a lot of schools as well.

  2. Rosie says:

    alas, i tryed to sign on this morning and my luvvly meebo is blocked with a big red content keeper sign!

    im still feeling very distraught about this!

  3. KarooLark says:

    FYI: http://karoolark.com/ is another web-based messenger, supporting web Gtalk, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger and Facebook Chat.

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