Just When You Thought Facebook Couldn't Get Any More Addictive!

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - For the first time users will be able to
access their favorite instant messaging services such as MSN, GoogleTalk,
Yahoo!, and others within the Facebook site itself on the Socialbox
    Facebook is the second largest website in the world. The addictive,
virtual community boasts almost half a billion members and a top five ranking
in daily online traffic on the web. Developers worldwide are also hooked,
creating clever and not-so-clever applications using the newly opened Facebook
    Socialbox is a new and unique application that lets you log into the most
popular internet chat providers like MSN, Yahoo!, Gmail, ICQ, and AIM all at
the same time. Socialbox relieves the user from opening and signing into
multiple windows to answer messages from each source. This common sense
approach is set to create a major demand for the application.
    "Instead of having to search through all your contacts in your inbox, or
log into all these instant messaging services, SocialBox.com offers an easy
way to avoid it all and still get the results you want, which is everybody in
one convenient spot." explains founder Jhordan Stevenson.
    Peter Mckiernan of Atrexis Systems in Vancouver built Socialbox using
Flex technology. He explains, "This could only be done as a web 2.0
application, which is why we used Flex. It creates a rich, dynamic user
experience that will sit well inside Facebook."
    SocialBox is now available to millions of Facebook users as an easy way
to include their instant messaging services into their accounts and profiles.
It will be coming soon to MySpace and other social networking sites.

    For more information on the new application and to try the application
out please visit http://apps.facebook.com/socialbox

For further information:

For further information: Peter McKiernan, Atrexis Systems Limited, TEL:
(604) 628-7633, Email: pmckiernan@atrexis.com

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