We’ve been using Hello (from Google) as an IM style app to exchange photos with my parents and relatives. It’s simple, and designed to share photos (not a great IM app, but does the basics, and it set up specifically for photo sharing.) But Google is shutting the service down.
I use Meebo right now as my primary IM client. I don’t see a way to send photos that we can both look at at the same time on the chat window. Is this not possible? (Kinda need Meebo because I need a web based client, switching between computers, and the ability to connect with multiple IM sources (AIM, Yahoo, etc.)
Ah. I see. I just remembered seeing that stuff when I signed up for Picasa way back when, and assumed it was part of the program. It did look pretty cool, but I didn’t really have a use for it, so (obviously) never did.
I did poke around some, and found a couple of articles pointing out that it and Orkut were being used by some child-porn rings. Perhaps that’s why they shut it down- too much of a hassle dealing with that stuff.