[Adium-devl] URGENT: WSJ Adium review
boredzo at adiumx.com
Mon Aug 4 17:41:38 UTC 2008
[Eric Richie, the Project Manager of Adium, co-wrote this reply.]
On Aug 04, 2008, at 09:29:56, Boehret, Katherine wrote:
> If you could email me any press materials, such as FAQs, details on
> Adium, etc. that you think would be helpful, I’d appreciate it.
Details on Adium:
You may also want to link to the Adium Xtras site, where our users
contribute add-on packs, such as contact list styles, message view
styles, and sound sets, that other users can install:
> Also, a contact name and number would be appreciated; I’m just
> emailing anyone I could fine on your site, since a press contact
> wasn’t listed.
We've added one on our contact page:
> A couple additional questions:
> 1. What types of privacy protection do you offer to guarantee
> that people can give you their IM username and password without fear
> of you giving that information to others?
Adium is open-source software. This means that anybody can read the
code that makes Adium, and determine for themselves whether it reveals
users' secrets. If we were ever to make Adium do such a thing, someone
would catch it.
> 2. Is anything other than IMing incorporated into the Adium
> experience? I know some other services integrate email and social
> networking, in addition to IM, and wanted to make sure I’m not
> missing anything.
Adium supports notification of the arrival of new email on some
services (including Google Talk and MSN/Windows Live), but does not
provide features to read email in the client nor to send email.
Among the services that Adium supports is MySpace IM; the next version
of Adium will add support for Facebook Chat as well.
In the current version of Adium, you can use Jabber, Google Talk, and
related services to post updates on Twitter. The next version of
Adium, 1.3, will improve this support with new features to better
accomodate the 140-character limit on Twitter.
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