First thought: If Meebo can integrate with XMPP systems - why can't Microsoft? Note: This is not the first time I've picked on Microsoft (and others) for ignoring XMPP-based IM.
Second thought: Why hasn't IBM integrated with Facebook's XMPP-based IM system?
Third (and last) thought: Given Cisco's acquisition of Jabber and efforts with WebEx Connect - you would imagine integration with Facebook as well.
I assume that Facebook might need to do something on its end to enable federation but if enterprise IM systems federate with consumer IM platforms (e.g., Yahoo!, AOL) then why not consumer social networking platforms that have embedded IM capabilities?
meeblog » Blog Archive » MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat, and Meebo!
It’s been a while since we added support for a new IM network. In fact, aside from our first Community IM network Flixster a month or two ago, the last networks we added were Jabber and Google Talk on September 19th, 2005.
Over the course of the day, we’re rolling out support for not one, but TWO new networks: MySpace and Facebook. These are two of the biggest social networks in the world, and we’re sure many of you use them on a daily basis. So click that “sign on to more accounts” link and let us know what you think! We’re always hard at work trying to create the best user experience possible, so please let us know about any problems you have or suggestions for improvements.