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Test 3Bubbles on their Blog

Posted By Darren Rowse 14th of February 2006 Blogging Tools and Services 10

The 3bubbles real time chat/comments for blogs that I mentioned a few days ago are up and running for us to play with on the 3bubbles blog (why they launched with a templated design is anybodies guess). Just go to the little Live Chat link at the end of posts to test it. Let me know what you think in comments below.

found via Techcrunch (who has linked to it and has thereby ensured there are plenty of people testing it on their most recent post as I write this).

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  1. I’m intrigued. How would one go about joining and implementing the chat features on the blog? I don’t see a beta test sign in.

    Love to see what it could do for me and my blog.

  2. Might be good if it had a way to link converstation history to the blog.
    Also needs a language filter


  3. […] Live from my 3Bubbles test (tip via Problogger). You too can check out the future of blogging (1996 style) at the 3Bubbles blog (click on chat at the bottom of the post). Warning, some language used, I’ve * most of it but it will still offend some. […]

  4. Just tried it out…suffice to say we wont be signing up any time shortly.

  5. I’ve with Duncan on this. It’s a very crude implementation that is akin to putting a link to an IRC channel on your posts and people who click on it would be drawn into the channel automatically. As someone posted earlier, that is very 1996-ish.

    A business lesson came from one of the participants who appeared to be 3Bubbbles connected .. “how did you guys hear of 3bubbles”? Well I hate to say this, but if you don’t know how to track incoming visitors and don’t know how to measure that in the year 2006 .. you don’t have a viable commercial product. Rather than an idea whose time has come, this appears to be an idea whose time has passed.

  6. Unique, but I probably will not be testing it out.

    Question for anyone who has used 3Bubbles, does it have a language filter and can the chats be saved or does it just have a history of say, 100 lines?

  7. No Language filter or history at all from what I can see.

  8. George says: 02/16/2006 at 8:04 am

    I readlly don’t think this is any good.My prediction is, they will have a pretty big uphill battle to get people to do this.

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  10. Certainly one of the more informative posts I’ve come accross recently.

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