AOL partners with SixApart to deliver AIM to TypePad, Live Journal
AOL has announced a partnership with SixApart that will bring the AIM service directly into SixApart blogs on TypePad and LiveJournal.
Under the agreement, Six Apart will allow its bloggers to share their AIM presence information on their blogs so that readers, fellow bloggers and media can easily be in touch.
AOL also announced that it is giving bloggers the ability to add AIM presence and one-click access to the AIM(R) service to their Web sites free of charge. Called AIM Presence, the new program offers a free distribution license and lets sites and services publish AIM presence by simply cutting and pasting a line of HTML code into their Web pages. The program uses the familiar Running Man icon to indicate presence so that visitors can see when others are online and available to communicate.
How is this different than what AOL does now with TypePad? TP currently offers an option to show your AIM online status to readers and clicking the “running man” opens the app.
This is just a formal announcement of that feature.