Saw an interesting Web tool recently called blobber (yup, www.blobber.com), which (like all Web 2.0 “technologies” is of course just in beta right now) allows people who visit the same site to interact with each other, chat, and see “information and alerts … in real-time”. Which I think is important for all our readers.
The only real negative comment I have at present is I find their interface for setting up what should be an extremely simple tool is overly complex. I had to cut and paste just a single line of HTML into my Web site to activate it, but 10 minutes of reading instructions later and I still have no idea how to do any useful customization.
I honestly have no idea if this is a good idea or just wasting a little time, but it took me all of 14 seconds to incorporate it into the site. And now I have the key to Internet success, you know, chat.
Updated: Blobber is now gone from the site. It wasn’t working well when it did work, and ‘crashed’ too many times for me.
Anyone tried the blobber features? It just seems to work about a third of the time in IE, and never in Firefox – has anyone found it to work better?
Good riddance, I say! The name alone makes it unworthy of inclusion.
For the record, it never worked in FF for me and only once appeared correctly (I assume) in IE.