- Excite PAL - a simple notification service/program
that tells you when users you have identified are online. Allows chatting. Can be used
creatively as an Internet paging system.
- ICQ - Now THIS is a cool service/program. Allows
offline messaging indepent of e-mail, online messaging and chatting, automates launching
of WebPhone and similar comm packages, and more. My ICQ number is 2736318, in case you're
- PlanetAll (note: this service has been swallowed up by another service
apparently. if you know anything about this, please let
me know) - A very nice service (no software required other than your
browser). Create or join groups of people, like your high school or your
employer. Allows you to set "sleepers" to alert you when people
you're looking for join. Lots of other stuff, too. I am a member of the
following groups: Mokelumne River School, Siuslaw High School, Hamar
Katedralskolen, Willamette University, Kinko's Copies, Willamette Valley
Draft Horse Farmers, Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, and Rotary Exchange.
These services allow you to be alerted when people you're interested in are online or
doing things near you. It's a good way to keep track of friends and business associates
who are distant. Of course, the people you wish to keep track of need to be using the same
service you are....
Note that all of these services are extremely privacy conscious.
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