Web based messaging platform provider Meebo has signed a range of new partnerships, extending their user reach to over 70 million users for their soon to be rolled out Community IM service.
Each partner site will use Meebo Community IM to offer open instant messaging, and to enable live communication and real-time notifications between site members. Meebo will work with its new partners to help monetize synchronous conversations, both 1-to-1 and group chat, on their sites.
According to Meebo, with these new additions, the yet to be released service now has a global reach of 72.9 million (August 2008) and an unduplicated reach in the United States of 26.2 million (August 2008), based on data from comScore.
The full partner list includes Bleacher Report, DanceJam, Dhingana, Fanpop, Flixster, GlobalGrind, IBeatYou, myYearbook, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group’s AddictingGames, OrangeShark, Piczo, PerfSpot, SparkArt, Sugar Publishing, Tagged, UGAME.net, Yaari, Zinch, and Zorpia.
The first site to launch Meebo Community IM wil be movie fan site Flixster. Flixster will integrate Meebo as the instant messaging service for its entire user base, with users able to exchange IMs with friends and community members seamlessly on site, and then continue those conversations at Meebo.com. Flixster will be able deliver real-time notifications and alerts to users via the web service API provided by Meebo.