Monday, November 10, 2008

Cool Tools Episode 19 Screencast: Mibbit

Mibbit is a tool that allows people to connect to IRC, an internet chat service. This tool is incredibly useful for getting people to communicate because the chat program can run right in a browser using Ajax. People can put it on their blogs or webpages and have visitors gathering and talking about stuff in real time.

http://mibbit.com/


Watch screencast.

5 comments:

Jeffra Diane said...

Hi Ken. Thanks for sharing this tool with us. I have a question for you. How do you learn about the commands? I saw that used a couple when you were participating in the chat. And how would you help library users to learn them?

David Gross said...

Hi Ken, I had not heard of the IRC or this Mibbit tool, so thanks for describing these in your screencast. I assume that you let others know your channel # and then they can chat with you by selecting that channel, right? And how do you make it a permanent channel again? Thanks. -- David

Aloha said...

Hi Ken,

This is an interesting tool that I had never heard of before. How did you happen to discover Mibbit?

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JenBerube said...

Hi Ken, Very cool tool. Seems like it would be useful for group projects. Were did you hear about it?