The Six Biggest New Ideas In Chat Instant messaging has become a part of daily life on the web. I use several different services depending on what I want to do and who I want to talk to. AIM is great for keeping in touch with old friends, Meebo or eBuddy for signing on anywhere, and Skype for business interactions. I use these different services because of their strengths in certain key features. Companies like Meebo , Skype , Wablet , and AOL-acquired Userplane are pushing these features forward with the next generation of instant messaging on the web.