Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Buddy4u and BuddyGopher partnership

Buddy4u logo

We're happy to announce that Buddy4u, one of the most popular AIM profile enhancement websites on the internet, is now showing BuddyGopher personal away message history for all of their new users.

If you take a look at my Buddy4u profile, you'll see a link at the bottom of the page that says

[View nickgraywfu's BuddyGopher Page]

BuddyGopher personal away message history is turned on by default for all new Buddy4u user accounts, and users can easily enable or disable it at any time. BuddyGopher personal away message history is also available to be turned on or off for Buddy4u's 535,000+ existing members.

Buddy4u and BuddyGopher are third-party web-based services that enhance the sharing power of AOL Instant Messenger. We're really excited about this new partnership with Owen and the entire Buddy4u community.

Monday, May 09, 2005


AIM now has 250 max buddies!

200 ***250***

Big news today for AIM Buddy List enthusiasts on juberti's AOL Journal:

I've said it before - there's going to be a lot of great stuff coming out of AOL this summer. Today's improvement is a new buddylist limit of 250 buddies per list (up from 200).

Cool! I know I've neared the 200 limit on my personal Buddy List, especially after AOL started that whole Recent Buddies group. (By the way, did you know that AOL has a registered trademark on the phrase Buddy List?)

For BuddyGopher, this means that capacity behind the biggest custom-built Buddy List in the entire world just increased by 25%. Our server can now support 1,250,000 unique AIM buddy names. Thanks AOL! We're all looking forward to AIM 6/Triton.

50 more buddies!  I made this graphic in Photoshop. I gotta get outta the suburbs!

We're still looking for BerkeleyDB and Perl programmers. If you've got experience with memcached, let's go on a date.

Saturday, May 07, 2005


Happy Summer! We even wear green undershirts.

Thursday, May 05, 2005


New Privacy Policy

BuddyGopher now has a public privacy policy.

We will never contact the buddies on your Buddy List, and we will never release your list of friends to the public... (but) you should assume that any motivated, computer-savvy individual could "hack" this data.

When you submit your AIM screen name to sign up for BuddyGopher, we start collecting your Away Messages. When you submit your friends names to add to your BuddyGopher BuddyList, we start collecting their away messages, too. Unless you have your Privacy settings turned on in AOL or AOL Instant Messenger, we will collect away messages for screen names in our database as often as possible. We reserve the right to collect these away messages and save them to our database for infinity time period.

To learn how to turn your AIM privacy settings on, and to prohibit BuddyGopher from collecting your away messages, click here.

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