Google IM??

Neowin have an interesting story up…. apparently Google have an active Jabber at

Apparently this could be announced properly tomorrow (Wednesday) but I’m in the process of downloading a client now to give it a try 🙂

On the other hand – it could be that the jabber server is just a part of the backend to Hello – that’s a minimally publicised Google owned IM client with a photo sharing bent* – it also allows you to post to blogger using your “bloggerbot” (the only friend you have when you first sign in….

*but it mostly seems to be used for swapping porn – I guess some things will always be the same…..