Slight diversion from Internet Marketing, but news worthy to pass along. For those of you who are avid instant messengers, and have 5 or 6 different programs running and don't know about Trillian, perhaps you should check out the current version at Cerulean Studios first. For those of us who have Trillian - check out the sneak preview of the new Trillian Astra, and the accompanying write up at the DownloadSquad Blog.
As a true IM geek (I actually have an ICQ number that's 6 digits) that even goes back to the days of PowWow, finding Trillian was at first tough. I didn't like it the first time around, but then they fixed a bunch of things and the version that's been out for a few years now is just great. Its a true testament to Cerulean Studios that so many people are still using this program to support their IM'ing across several platforms.
I'm excited about this new version coming. It will actually have support for the new MySpace IM, Google Talk and they split apart AOL and ICQ (although that's never been an issue I've had directly). The new version is going to have Social Networking, Widgets & Bookmarking features as well.
Cerulean Studios even has a blog to keep up on when the when the latest builds will be released. As I find out more I'll post about it. As I know more than a few of you Internet Marketing folks use Trillian, I even hear that familiar "doorbell" sound on phone calls & podcasts. ;)