SkypeWeb

SkypeWeb, a presence application from Skype, has been released with Skype 2.0, which is now available on Windows, and which I assume should be available on the other Skype platforms soon. Jaanus has written about SkypeWeb.

I've just installed it on this weblog but it only works and tells you about my availablility when I'm on a Windows platform. (In fact, I do not have an option to tell you whether I'm available or not until I install the Windows edition and update a privacy parameter that will allow my presence to be noted).

I do have a Windows laptop but also an iMac (OSX) desktop, a Windows desktop and access to an array of Solaris machines, not to mention the SunRays I conveniently use as I move from campus to campus at Sun's Bay Area offices. (I might even add my Sidekick II to this list, which adds yet another platform, on which Yahoo and AOL instant messaging clients are available.)

So, unlike other IM tools, this feature of Skype is going to be partial representation of my "presence," as it would be for any multi-platform sort of guy, until Skype releases Skype 2.0 for the other platforms. I'll let you know when this happens, but that doesn't mean SkypeWeb is not worth a try. Hence, its icon on this weblog!

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