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Hi, how are you?

What do you say to friends or acquaintances when passing each other while walking in opposite directions? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Apr 25, 2011 - 30 answers

Are there ways to remove facebook VOICE chat from my computer?

Are there ways to remove facebook VOICE chat from my computer? [more inside]
posted by omaralareefi on Apr 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Sending Canned Video Via Skype

I'm about to video Skype for the first time, using my macbook pro's built-in isight camera. The person I'm Skyping with has never met me, but has a whacky sense of humor, so I thought it might be amusing to start out by feeding in a few seconds of stock video of a hunky male stripper (cutting it off, and replacing it with my geeky real self, long before it gets lewd). Is there any way to do this?
posted by Quisp Lover on Jan 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Options for archiving/exporting Gmail chat statuses or Gmail-integrated notetaking?

Am I overlooking any options for archiving/exporting Gmail chat statuses? Alternatively, are there any notetaking apps that are REALLY REALLY REALLY well-integrated with Gmail? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Dec 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Build a collaborative online system for his college dorm floor.

Help me help my nephew build a collaborative online system for his college dorm floor. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Dec 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Places for flirty conversation online?

Where can I find people to chat with online who are interested in flirting, but not necessarily a relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2010 - 8 answers

video chat between android and ipod touch.

video chat between android and ipod touch. [more inside]
posted by jseven on Oct 27, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I search all Skype history contents?

How do I search the contents of all Skype chat history on OS X? Skype's regular search feature only searches the topics of old chats, but not the contents. I swear I found a way to do this some time back that involved typing some undocumented commands to create an index and then search it, but Google is failing me. I do have Skype's feature to keep chat history forever turned on.
posted by Emanuel on Jul 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Should I cry over you-Filter

Help me turn the light on please. LDR boyfriend is active on adult sites, through live encounters, with real people. I am willing to understand, yet there is more to it. Where to draw the line ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 34 answers

It's like the perfect chat program WITH THE MOST ANNOYING FLAW IN THE WORLD.

Is there any way whatsoever to stop those annoying gray semi-transparent status updates ("John Smith went idle" "Karen Black became available") in Ichat? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Shoutbox for PHPBB or other?

Looking for a forum chat mod that integrates with the database. Preferably one for PHPBB3.0.7-PL1, but willing to consider other forum software if the mod works well! [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jun 21, 2010 - 0 answers

Can we talk?

I'm looking to hang out in a voice server and idly chat with strangers during the evenings and wee hours of the night from time to time. [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Jun 4, 2010 - 8 answers

How Does Cleverbot Work?

Where does Cleverbot's cleverness come from? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on May 21, 2010 - 23 answers

Lemme talk to you, I need some conversation.

Is there a web based app I can use to IM with members of my department without having to install anything on our computers? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Apr 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Chatbots for online customer service?

Do companies use chatbots for their online customer service live chats? [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto on Apr 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Multi user ASP chat

Help me find a robust multi-room chat client I can use with asp.net [more inside]
posted by unreason on Apr 7, 2010 - 1 answer

Adult webcam chat for actual adults?

After a few chatroulette connections that turned surprisingly erotic, my wife and I (on the cusp of our 40s) are interested in further exploring sexy webcam chats. We're looking for sites populated by people (ideally other couples, but singles are OK too) who are not teenagers, and who are inclined to be discreet (I realize there's no guarantee on that one, but sites with a culture of discretion would be nice). Pay sites are OK. Any suggestions? If you'd rather not post info here, feel free to send suggestions to throwaway830@gmail.com. Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2010 - 2 answers

How to voice conference internationally, cheaply?

What is the best method to voice conference when a few of the meeting attendees are on a slow/unreliable connection in Africa? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Mar 3, 2010 - 3 answers

How to administer online book club?

How would you administer an entirely online book club discussion? I started a book club with some friends from around the country, and we want to discuss our reading together in real time. Is there an especially good way to do that which is easy and intuitive? Not all of my friends are technology savvy. I am thinking that some form of an online conference call or chat may be best, but I look forward to your suggestions.
posted by tnygard on Feb 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Multilingual Chat

Is there open source code for a multilingual chat like babelwith.me? [more inside]
posted by kaozity on Feb 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Interesting, lively IRC channels?

What are some intelligent, vibrant, quirky, funny, or otherwise interesting IRC channels? I've been suffering from insomnia lately, so I would especially like to find out about channels that aren't totally dead in the early morning hours of eastern standard. [more inside]
posted by limon on Feb 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Help Me Distract My Sad Sorry Self.

I need to find an online chat/distraction that is fun and smart and not sexual. [more inside]
posted by Toto_tot on Jan 10, 2010 - 17 answers

Is there a social networking app for Macs that does more than Tweetdeck?

Is there an app for Macs that will allow me access to my Twitter, Facebook and MySpace feeds all at once INCLUDING the Facebook and MySpace instant messaging chatting with online friends? I've been using Tweetdeck which is awesome, but I would like the added feature of being able to chat directly with my online friends via the chat client.
posted by stlboi on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Chat in Relationships?

How do you deal with instant messaging early in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2009 - 18 answers

Reuniting with a headmaster for an expensive school in Australia named Ron..

I'm looking for a forgotten chat-friend from over 10 years ago. All I remember is that his first name is Ron, and he was a headmaster at a school in eastern Australia, got to drive a Aston Martin as a work benefit, and once took a group of students to visit America in the Seattle area. He gave me some advice that I later took up, and would like to tell him how much of a difference (good) it's made. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Oct 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Finding a new reflecting pool

Once upon a time I found myself in an amazing chat room where people actually discussed spirituality, politics, dreams, ologies etc...and did so in a respectful manner. This room was very engaging, challenging and inspiring and I am searching for a new discussion group or chat room that is similar in its dynamic. Any suggestions?
posted by gypseefire on Jul 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Suggestions for Online Support Chat Application

My company is looking at adding a "chat with tech support online" feature from our support website. I have dug around on the intertubes and found a lot of marketing material, but would like to know if any folks here have experience with implementing that kind of product and are willing to make recommendations.

Our Requirements are fairly simple: It has to be hosted on site (so no external providers), and has to integrate with IIS. Any suggestions?
posted by Lord Widebottom on Jul 20, 2009 - 6 answers

We Are The Very Expensive World

Four iPhone users: USA, Canada, England, Mexico. All with different carriers. What free/cheap voice options are there? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jul 8, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I have Google Voice send my SMS to an instant message service such as Google talk?

How can I have Google Voice send my SMS to an instant message service such as Google talk? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Jun 27, 2009 - 2 answers

700 Acquaintances, One Sentence Each.

I'd like to make more friends online. Suggestions? (MeFi demographic a plus.) [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on May 5, 2009 - 8 answers


In my Gmail sidebar contacts list, a contact shows up with a greyed-out "Invited" next to their name. Does this mean that I have invited them to chat, or that they have invited me to chat? I still have the "invite to chat" option available, and I can't remember if I did send a chat invite. Thanks in advance, hivemind.
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Apr 4, 2009 - 4 answers


Can you help me find a solution for my chatting needs? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Mar 5, 2009 - 14 answers

2 Domain, 2 Server Redundancy with Jabber/XMPP?

I'm looking to set up an XMPP/Jabber server with minimum hassle, with one major requirement: I want to run the service for 2 domains across two servers, each acting as backup/redundancy for the other. [more inside]
posted by d7415 on Jan 17, 2009 - 6 answers

What business Live Chat software works well?

I have a client who wants to add live chat to their company website, for customer support. What are your experiences with some of the software packages out there? [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Dec 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me and my friends keep broadcasting!

So, what's a good replacement service for Yahoo Live? [more inside]
posted by Citrus on Nov 4, 2008 - 1 answer

What's the best online group chat solution?

What's the best moderated group chat solution to accomodate newspaper website readers and thinktank experts? [more inside]
posted by jmprice on Oct 6, 2008 - 1 answer

How do I log my chat hours?

How do I log the hours I'm logged in to Google chat? [more inside]
posted by inactivist on Sep 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Gmail chat problem

What is wrong with my Gmail chat? [more inside]
posted by ootsocsid on Jul 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Quick, easy group chat with Facebook integration

What is the most user friendly and computer accessible way to set up group chat for a Facebook group? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Jul 3, 2008 - 1 answer

Can an email group be a chat group for some, and an announce-only group for others?

Is there a way to make an email list announce-only for some recipients and unmoderated for others? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jun 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Chat room games (not cybersex)

Text-based chat room games? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Jun 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Seperating voice chat and music outputs on a PC.

A friend had a question I was uncertain about... is there a way on a laptop running Vista -- short of having two sound cards -- where you can have Ventrillo voice chat through any kind of headphones, while at the same time having entirely seperate streaming radio playing to speakers through the audio out port on the laptop? She's open to any kind of headphones or any streaming audio software which would support this. Failing this... is there a good, simple, ideally non-invasive workaround to add a second sound card to a laptop?
posted by markkraft on Apr 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Early internet discussions?

Besides Google Groups, where else can I find archives of discussions from the early days of the internet? (on any subject)
posted by vizsla on Mar 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Blah, blah, blah: Help me find a website chat combined with internal chat software.

I'm looking for a web chat for visitors to my company's website... [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jan 22, 2008 - 8 answers

A/S/...anybody, anybody?

Other than #mefi, Are there any chat rooms or chat services still out there not full of spambots? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jan 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Stable, private chat rooms...

Let's say I have a small group of people -- 10 and under -- and I want to provide a stable, private chat room that participants can enter and exit at will. Let's further say that I would want whatever software that provides this to account for different technical skills (no command-prompts) and when everyone leaves the room it isn't taken down needing to be recreated again in the future? Proprietary software is fine. For Profit software is fine. (Free is better!! ;-)
posted by tcv on Oct 27, 2007 - 12 answers

Video chat help

My grandfather read a review of Oovoo last week and wants to get everyone in the fam web cams so we can chat video style. I was hoping to get some input on people's favorite webcams and chat software. [more inside]
posted by bernsno on Oct 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me find an easy & cheap way to set up chat for my forum?

I run a small, private forum for a few friends who are scattered across the US & Canada. I'm looking for easy ways to incorporate other ways for me to enable additional communication between members - whether it's a group voice chat or a chat room. I need help figuring out how to do this very easily (I was barely technical enough to install a pretty skin for my phpBB), very cheaply (preferably free), and so that it maintains a reasonable level of privacy. Can you help me figure this out? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Sep 25, 2007 - 7 answers

As-you-type chat?

Is there such thing as totally real time online chat? [more inside]
posted by pablocake on Sep 2, 2007 - 16 answers

World of Warcraft filter: I want to create a group channel for all 3 guilds on the site channel. Possibly mod or addon?

World of Warcraft filter: I want to create a group channel for all 3 guilds on the site channel. Possibly mod or addon? [more inside]
posted by spinko on Aug 13, 2007 - 4 answers

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