Digsby Helps Over 1 Million People Save Time and Stay Connected

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dotSyntax announced today that Digsby has passed 1 million users with over 3 million managed accounts. Digsby, an innovative product that integrates all your instant messaging, e-mail, and social network accounts into one application, has shown explosive growth as users look for an easy way to manage their social connections. Digsby's growth has been fueled by the word-of-mouth efforts of satisfied users. To encourage their users to keep spreading the word, dotSyntax is also announcing the launch of the Digsby Affiliate Program, a first in the IM industry.

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We built Digsby to simplify people's lives so they can focus less on signing in and more on staying connected

dotSyntax, the startup behind Digsby, announced today that Digsby has passed 1 million users with over 3 million managed accounts. Digsby, an innovative product that integrates all your instant messaging, e-mail, and social network accounts into one application, has shown explosive growth as users look for an easy way to manage their social connections.

The year long public development effort has resulted in what dotSyntax is calling a 360º communication tool, designed to facilitate online conversations across all mediums with an intuitive interface and feature-rich options. With the ability to communicate via email, two-way text messaging, IM, Facebook, Twitter, GTalk, and audio/video chat, Digsby eliminates the need to have several browser windows and programs open.

The continuing growth of social networks has made online account management seem like a part-time job as people dedicate more and more time to maintaining those networks. A recent Nielson Online report showed that in the U.S. alone, total minutes spent on Facebook increased nearly 700 percent year-over-year in 2009. Similar trends can be found for other social networks such as Twitter, which saw over a 3700 percent growth in the same year.

"We built Digsby to simplify people's lives so they can focus less on signing in and more on staying connected," said Steve Shapiro, president of dotSyntax, "Our rapid growth shows the utility people find in Digsby and why it's become the preferred platform for high efficiency digital communication."

Digsby's growth has been fueled by the word-of-mouth efforts of satisfied users. To encourage their users to keep spreading the word, dotSyntax is also announcing the launch of the Digsby Affiliate Program. A first in the IM industry, the program will pay affiliates up to $1.00 for every new Digsby user they bring. Affiliates can promote Digsby by placing banners or buttons on their blog or website, or by simply inviting their friends with their affiliate link.

To download this free software or to learn more about Digsby visit http://www.digsby.com.

About dotSyntax:
dotSyntax was founded in December, 2005 with the goal of simplifying online communication through its flagship product, Digsby. Digsby is the first desktop application which allows for simultaneous management of all IM, e-mail, and social network accounts from one easy-to-use application. dotSyntax was founded by Rochester Institute of Technology graduates in RIT's Venture Creations Incubator. For more information, please visit http://www.digsby.com.

Press Contact:
Erick Davidson, Director of Public Relations, erick (at) digsby.com

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