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There are lots of web-based applications that let you sign into your fave messenger service from in your net browser. But Meebo deserves the additional attention. To start with, it lets you sign into 4 popular Internet Messaging services concurrently, including -of course- MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, MySpace Messenger and newcomer Google Talk. Semi-interoperability, you might call it.

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All you must do is enter your login details for the service ( s ) you need to log on, and off you go. Before you ask, they’ve a clear and safe privacy policy.

The advantage of Meebo is, you can sign on to your favorite Internet Messaging service from any computer, even where the Messaging software is not installed on the system. Since the messenger sits virtually in the browser, there is no need for any other software installation. Very handy for those who use public browsing/internet centers to browse and chat.

Another point worth noting is the technology behind the application, which is -just like Gmail– AJAX. This interprets into a particularly smooth operation without page reloads, and the characteristic Windows feel ( discuss windows can be maximised and overlap ). The graphical user interface itself resembles MSN Messenger’s new best pal, Yahoo! Messenger. Meebo was launched by 3 folks and it is one of the best startup in the recent past on the Internet.