Archive for May, 2006

Skype!!!

May 15, 2006

Skype is now  offering free SkypeOut!  For those who don’t understand the profound implications of this, this means that you can now call regular phones (though right now only US and Canada) for free!  This is probably because of AIM’s recent AIM Phoneline announcement, which will let you receive calls.  Skype will only keep this until the end of the year, but it’s still big!

http://skype.com/

AIM Phoneline

May 13, 2006

AIM is close to making AIM Phoneline, which lets you receive calls from a local phone number FOR FREE!!!  Now, AIM is bloatware (I DONT NEED PLAXO, VLC, AOL EXPLORER, AOL TOOLBAR, OR AOL!!!), but this I could live with.  Now, you should be thinking, “How will AOL make money off of this?”  The answer, AIM Phoneline Unlimited, will cost $14.95 a month for calls to all local and long-distance numbers and 30 foreign countries.  AOL plans to launch the service in the top 50 U.S markets in late May, according to the USA Today.

Searchforvideo IM Service

May 2, 2006

Ever visited http://www.searchforvideo.com/? Basically, it searches thousands of video sites (Ourmedia.org, iFilm, ect.) and spits out the results. Now, they’ve created a services that lets you search via IM! You need AIM, MSN, or Yahoo!. Of course, Gaim and Trillian are also fine. Here’s how to do it, from http://www.searchforvideo.com/misc/im.jsp

To get started, choose your preferred Instant Messaging Client

AIMâ„¢ (AOL Instant Messenger)   |   MSN Messengerâ„¢   |   Yahoo Messengerâ„¢

Getting Started with AIM

Getting started is easy. First, make sure you have AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) installed. (Download AIM) Once you have AIM installed, all you have to do is add searchforvideo to your Buddy List.

Using Searchforvideo IM Service

Search for video

Search
for video inside AIM. Type “search keyword(s)” to see a list of videos
matching the keyword search term(s). Don’t forget to replace keyword(s) with the words you want to search for. Example: “search super bowl”.

Alerts

Stay
up to date at all times with Headline video alerts. Type “alert on” to
turn on alerts. Turn alerts off by typing “alert off”.

Spy on searchforvideo

See the most recently watched video clips at searchforvideo. Type “spy watched”.

See the most recent searches at searchforvideo. Type “spy searched”.

See the video clips most recently added to searchforvideo. Type “spy added”.

AtomFilms and IFILM inside AIM

See a list of AtomFilms’ most recent videos at searchforvideo. Type “AtomFilms”.

See a list of IFILM’s most recent videos at searchforvideo. Type “IFILM”.

Help Menu

Don’t
forget, help is there if you need it while using Searchforvideo IM
service for AIM. Type “help” at anytime to see a list of options.

Getting Started with MSN Messenger

Getting started is easy. First, make sure you have MSN Messenger installed. (Download MSN Messenger) Once you have MSN Messenger installed, all you have to do is add searchforvideo@hotmail.com to your Contacts List.

Using Searchforvideo IM Service

Search for video

Search
for video inside MSN Messenger. Type “search keyword(s)” to see a list
of videos matching the keyword search term(s). Don’t forget to replace keyword(s) with the words you want to search for. Example: “search super bowl”.

Alerts

Stay
up to date at all times with Headline video alerts. Type “alert on” to
turn on alerts. Turn alerts off by typing “alert off”.

Spy on searchforvideo

See the most recently watched video clips at searchforvideo. Type “spy watched”.

See the most recent searches at searchforvideo. Type “spy searched”.

See the video clips most recently added to searchforvideo. Type “spy added”.

AtomFilms and IFILM inside MSN Messenger

See a list of AtomFilms’ most recent videos at searchforvideo. Type “AtomFilms”.

See a list of IFILM’s most recent videos at searchforvideo. Type “IFILM”.

Help Menu

Don’t
forget, help is there if you need it while using Searchforvideo IM
service for MSN Messenger. Type “help” at anytime to see a list of
options.

Getting Started with Yahoo Messenger

Getting started is easy. First, make sure you have Yahoo Messenger installed. (Download Yahoo Messenger) Once you have Yahoo Messenger installed, all you have to do is add searchformedia to your Friends List.

Using Searchforvideo IM Service

Search for video

Search
for video inside Yahoo Messenger. Type “search keyword(s)” to see a
list of videos matching the keyword search term(s). Don’t forget to
replace keyword(s) with the words you want to search for. Example: “search super bowl”.

Alerts

Stay
up to date at all times with Headline video alerts. Type “alert on” to
turn on alerts. Turn alerts off by typing “alert off”.

Spy on searchforvideo

See the most recently watched video clips at searchforvideo. Type “spy watched”.

See the most recent searches at searchforvideo. Type “spy searched”.

See the video clips most recently added to searchforvideo. Type “spy added”.

AtomFilms and IFILM inside Yahoo Messenger

See a list of AtomFilms’ most recent videos at searchforvideo. Type “AtomFilms”.

See a list of IFILM’s most recent videos at searchforvideo. Type “IFILM”.

Help Menu

Don’t
forget, help is there if you need it while using Searchforvideo IM
service for Yahoo Messenger. Type “help” at anytime to see a list of
options.