Beta test: Chat on any 411 webpage!

7/31/2008:

Often times, when it gets really late.. I tend to go exploring new technologies.

Today’s “beta test” is Firefly.

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If you look at the bottom right of this page, you’ll see a grey box. This is a live chat applet that I installed a few hours ago, that will let you just make “comment bubbles” anywhere on the the page you’re viewing. It shows how many people are viewing that particular page at the moment (not the site as a whole) and how many readers are “chatting” (on that specific page).

You click the “start chatting” link, and the screen becomes slightly darkened (you can’t navigate the site at this point), but you can have a “bubble conversation” with anyone else that’s chatting at that time. Sort of reminds me of “pop up videos.”

On the bottom of your screen, you’ll see a scroll bar, that shows a historical record of the chat bubbles recently created.

I’ll probably only test this out for a day or so, because you never know what kind of issues (or “trouble”) this may cause. If you decide to try it, please let me know what you think. I find it to be a bit useless, but you never know, it could be entertaining! I’ll probably remove it today/tonight (depending on whether it causes technical issues or not).

Thanks!

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11 Comments on "Beta test: Chat on any 411 webpage!"


Katie_Scarlett
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8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”96828″][quote comment=”96664″]I can’t log in to chat. Keeps saying that it can’t ping to the host the connection is too slow – but I’m at the office and our connection is GOOD.[/quote]

Perfect — the testing of the crap filter worked!!!![/quote]
If only you were funny.

Sidd Finch
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Sidd Finch
8 years 1 month ago

I think it would have been really distracting to see “BAM” “WOW” “BAROOOOM” all over the screen. Would have been fun but annoying

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor
8 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”96664″]I can’t log in to chat. Keeps saying that it can’t ping to the host the connection is too slow – but I’m at the office and our connection is GOOD.[/quote]

Perfect — the testing of the crap filter worked!!!!

Reformerus_Gianticus
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Reformerus_Gianticus
8 years 1 month ago

There were issues if you didn’t have a higher res on your monitor. I couldn’t click on the buttons to activate at lower resolution settings.

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