Stop us if you’ve heard this before: A classmate of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard University is claiming that some of his ideas were stolen and incorporated into Facebook. Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss, or Divya Narenda? All of them are good guesses, but in this instance, we are talking about Aaron Greenspan.
The words “back to school” make some kids even more unhappy than others, as returning to the classroom often coincides with returning to being the victim of bullying, and a recent study by McAfee found that Facebook is the most prominent vehicle of the cyber form of such behavior.
Facebook Chat’s integration with AOL’s AIM was not a one off event, rather a part of something bigger. As of today, Facebook Chat is now available “everywhere” (including desktop apps). In order to accomplish that Facebook has implemented the Jabber XMPP protocol, which is an open messaging protocol that is supported by most instant messaging softwares, including iChat, Pidgin, Adium, Miranda – and yes Google Talk also supports the same Jabber XMPP protocol.
Yesterday evening Facebook and AOL announced a new partnership which involves the integration of Facebook Chat “into AIM, AOL’s instant messaging platform, and its new Lifestream feature”, according to Scott Harris of Mercury News. The announcement came on the same day that Google announced their new Buzz product which was aimed squarely at Facebook, integrating many of the company’s existing features.