Re: Vote to chat with AOL members
- I use a chat program called Trillian and can chat with MSN, AOL,
Yahoo, ICQ, and IRC people from one common interface.
You should try it.
--- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "daynelloconor" <daynelloconor@...>
> Yahoo! said I needed to prove that people really wanted this
> so I am using the poll for that and then I am going to give it todecide
> them and people have already voted "no"
> --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, "S. J. \"Jay\" Bienvenu"
> <bienvenunet@> wrote:
> > I don't see any point in voting on this. AOL and Yahoo will
> for themselves whether to work on interoperability. We can takepolls
> all we want about this (really, who would vote "no"?) and it won't
> make any difference until both AOL and Yahoo decide that
> interoperability is better than propriety.
> > _______________________________________________________
> > Jay Bienvenu | jay@ | www.bienvenu.net
> > 360.yahoo.com/bienvenunet | raichu12.com/wg.asp
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: daynelloconor <daynelloconor@>
> > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:05:08 PM
> > Subject: [Y-Mail] Vote to chat with AOL members
> > EVERYBODY, please vote if you would like to be able to chat with
> > members like how we can with MSN members. I am trin to make this
> > but I need more votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks in
- From: daynelloconor <daynelloconor@...>Yahoo! said I needed to prove that people really wanted this feature
so I am using the poll for that and then I am going to give it to
them and people have already voted "no"
And Yahoo and AOL both have hundreds of millions of customers. They are both capable of polling a statistically-significant sample of their customers (tens if not hundreds of thousands) to determine whether the interest is really there in interoperating their services.
I applaud your effort and desire to take action, but I have a hard time believing that Yahoo really expects one user out of hundreds of millions to prove anything to them. And I have a hard time believing that both Yahoo and AOL really need or want any more evidence besides what they have already collected to make a decision on interoperability. There have been movements calling for one IM standard for many years now. To their credit, Yahoo and MSN saw the value of interoperating, but AOL hasn't. I doubt that they will change their minds any time soon.
-- Jay Bienvenu