Correction 1:05 p.m. PST: Boy, did I get it wrong.
Writing off available information this morning--the AIM beta download site and a few news reports--I assumed the Facebook-AOL interoperability was the result of a corporate partnership. Instead, it's because Facebook actually did open up its technology, embracing rather than neglecting the approach I called for. In this case at least, the bad instant messaging network habits from the past were not carried over.
I have to say I'm impressed with Facebook's move, and not because it makes the crow I'm eating any tastier. What … Read more