How to Chat Privately with Visitors of Your Social Network Profiles and Blog
Where there is Social networking, there is a little or no privacy at all. What’s wrong with all this virtual social media? Humans need privacy sometimes! There are some ways, though! You can use some tools (web apps) to have a little privacy for you and your visitors. You can communicate with the visitors of your social networking profiles and your blog. Yahoo seems to have some answer to that…Seriously whenever a visitor of a blog notices a box saying the author is online, he feels himself tempted to talk to him using that box. It feels private, personal yet social.
Chat privately with visitors on your social network profiles, blog, or website through Yahoo! Messenger. This web application is named as “PingBox” which works with yahoo messenger. Style your Pingbox – Add Pingbox to your page – Chat with your visitors. IMs between you and each Pingbox visitor are private. Only you and person you are chatting with can see the IMs, even if there are multiple visitors viewing your web page.
You can add it to Myspace, Friendster, Hi5, Blogger, Live Spaces, Live Journal, Xanga and now on Facebook too. Now you can put a Pingbox on your Facebook profile, and visitors to your page can IM you without having to download or sign into Yahoo! Messenger.
To add a Pingbox to your page, visit the Yahoo! Messenger Pingbox application page on Facebook. The same customization tools are available in the Facebook version, so you can personalize your online and offline greeting, choose from dozens of designs, and if you wish, require your visitors to give themselves a nickname before they can IM you. With the Pingbox app, your friends can IM you from your profile page even when you’re not on Facebook.
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