Meebo Marks Its Fifth Year by Introducing More Ways to Share on the Web

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New Meebo Blackberry App Launches in Beta; Meebo.com Gets an Update.

When we initially launched Meebo, the goal was to provide people with a simple way to connect to their friends and the things that matter to them.

Marking five years of helping people instantly share and communicate, Meebo will introduce two new features this week that will further enhance the sharing experience on the Web. Meebo--which now reaches 30 percent of U.S Internet users (comScore) and nearly 170 million people worldwide (Quantcast August 2010)--also announced the beta launch today of its custom-designed Blackberry app, and a refreshed Meebo.com homepage.

“When we initially launched Meebo, the goal was to provide people with a simple way to connect to their friends and the things that matter to them,” said Seth Sternberg, CEO of Meebo. “Five years later, that same principle still guides us as we’ve evolved from an instant messaging system to a solution for people, websites and brands to share and connect across the Web and mobile.”

New applications, including embedded buttons and selectable text, will make sharing even easier on the 8,000 websites that use Meebo. The buttons can be placed directly on a web page, allowing for effortless Meebo drag-and-drop sharing. Individual Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz or email buttons—powered by Meebo—can also be implemented on a site, enabling a user to share with the click of a button. Selectable text will make it simple for users to distribute specific pieces of content to their friends by highlighting text on a web page and sharing it though Meebo.

Meebo’s new Blackberry app for smartphones provides another easy way to connect and chat with friends through different communication networks across the Web. The free app seamlessly transitions conversations from the desktop to mobile devices. Meebo is also available on the iPhone.

Additionally, an updated Meebo.com homepage now reflects the breadth of solutions that Meebo offers its users, websites and advertising partners. A refreshed look, new messaging and a new tagline—“Together is Better”—now greet visitors to Meebo.com.

Meebo provides the easiest, most open and most “right there where you want it” way to share on the web. Integrating all social networks and communications channels into a single, simple-to-use solution, Meebo enables users to easily share content and communicate in real time with the people who matter to them, and connects people to their friends on the numerous websites that have installed the Meebo Bar, through mobile devices and via Meebo Messenger. The privately held company was founded in 2005. For more information, visit meebo.com.

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