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Sat 17 Apr 2004

Getting onto iChat with an AIM screen name

Category : mac and the internet

iChat is very smooth macintosh interface for chatting. It even has video conferencing although most of us mainly use text and more rarely, audio.

.Mac users whose accounts expire may still be able to use their account names for iChat - I just encountered a friend with a .mac name she can't remember paying for! Bailey's .mac blog suggests that old screen names from .mac accounts have not been recycled as yet. How nice! I tried it and lo and behold, its true!

But if you never had an .Mac account, don't fret. Kristian Lam pointed (me@n list, Sep 2002) that you just need to sign up for an AIM Screen Name.

Once you have registered, go to iChat's preferences where you can now fill in an AIM Screen Name and password and you're ready for action!

Despite the ease, meaners were not very active on iChat until a meetup in March 2003. I was early and was using the wireless at Suntec's Olio Dome to iChat with a friend in Canada. The other early bird, Hamish, asked me about it and soon all of us were online trying it out with each other. I had never seen so many faces on my buddy list! The furious exchange of messages went on after we got home, on the macsg group chat.

It died down soon after, as we are usually busy when online. But nowadays many of us appear regularly on each other's ichat screens. Mainly as silent companions while we work at odd hours.

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