Do we need more IM protocols?
MSN, Yahoo, AOL, ICQ, IRC and now Google.
I have three MSN Accounts and use Trillian to connect to all three at the same time, but why are google creating their own, yet again, more fragmentation is going to occur - we need more people on systems like trillian so we can bridge the gap between the seperate IM Networks, not more protocols.
Well done google on fragmenting the internet even more.
Edit: Okay, I said protocol, what I really meant was "contact list". What gets me is that I can't use my MSN contacts to talk to Yahoo contacts, or to ICQ contacts, I need to keep loads of seperate accounts, the Google Talk thing is the same, I need a Gmail acocunt to speak to other Google Talk users ... I don't want that, my e-mails can be sent from my address to ANYONE else with an e-mail address, my IM should be the same.