If we look back at history , we find that long before Facebook, MySpace and YouTube, there was ICQ.
For anyone who doesn’t know, ICQ was created in 1996 and is now wholly owned by AOL. ICQ was THE pioneer of social media and real time updates. It introduced us to instant messaging and a revolutionary new way to communicate with people instantly in real time. ICQ could have been Facebook or Twitter a long time ago.
It’s taken ICQ quite a long time to get back to its status as a social pioneer but now with it’s new client, ICQ is getting back to what it was about all the way from the beginning – a place to interact with your friends everywhere. Everybody Everywhere is after all ICQ’s slogan.
The new ICQ 7 is a client that brings together all your social interactions from across the Web. Instead of having to open a few different pages and applications to get your friends’ status updates on Facebook, to read tweets of your favorite people and to follow what’s happening on other sites as well such as Youtube, Flickr, Digg and Delicious. ICQ 7 allows you to use one personal communication tool to integrate all your online social activities.