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Instant Messaging is the Next "Big Thing"

Internet2: Instant Messaging Working Group (I2IM)
After blogging, federated identity / identity management, and directory services; IM is the next big thing. (And, trust me, if it isn't XMPP, it's no use to the world. And, really, if I have my way of it, it would all integrate into the blog, the mailing list manager, and into new social networking doodads like XFN and FOAF.)