Yahoo confirms “Free Messenger-to-Messenger calls will still be offered through Yahoo!
This usually means the service will send password-reset instructions to an alternate email address that you do have access to, or send a text message to a mobile phone number that you set up previously.
Facebook's and AOL's instant-messaging systems now can link together.
It's a step forward--but one that also shows how backward Net communications are today.
Instead, it's because Facebook actually did open up its technology, embracing rather than neglecting the approach I called for.
Writing off available information this morning--the AIM beta download site and a few news reports--I assumed the Facebook-AOL interoperability was the result of a corporate partnership.