Come on msn messenger, follow yahoo !

Yahoo! messenger (60 million users worldwide) adds plugins, it gives external developers the chance to create tools that can work with the yahoo messenger. This gives the developers huge opportunities to work with a very large audience.

In Belgium, the most popular messenger is msn messenger (240 million users world wide) or I should say Windows Live Messenger. It would give great opportunities to support marketing campaigns or extend communication functionalities between friends. It can add a nice viral touch to a campaign.

I quickly browsed to the developer documentation of Yahoo messenger and it’s nice to see that you can create plugins using javascript and flash. Yahoo! focusses on the web developers and I think they see a messenger plugin as an extension to a web platform.

So let’s hope microsoft has the same plans for windows live messenger.

Yahoo plugin gallery.


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