IM threads (concept)
You've been there- you're talking to someone about multiple things at once and having trouble keeping track of the topics. Enter IM threads. A way to physically separate the different things you're talking to someone about so you don't lose track and forget about them.
I'm using the term "threads" in the sense of threads in a forum. A different thread for each topic.
Normal client view:
"(2:01 PM) marv: [halloween] what are you going to be for halloween?"
"(2:04 PM) marv: [project] the four ducks need to be emphasized more."
"(2:05 PM) elephantjones: [project] why?"
"(2:05 PM) elephantjones: [halloween] I dunno"
Every "halloween" message would be in the same tab, or be color coded, or ___
Every "project" message would be in a different tab, or different color, or ____
IM threads view:
"(2:01 PM) marv: what are you going to be for halloween?"
"(2:05 PM) elephantjones: I dunno"
"(2:04 PM) marv: the four ducks need to be emphasized more."
"(2:05 PM) elephantjones: why?"
The beauty of this method of implementation is that it can be manually typed by someone without the proper plug-in. Thus the backwards compatibility.
17 Oct 06 | +Permalink+ | Comments (3)