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 Euro 2008 Display Pictures: Netherlands kicks France's derrière
Euro 2008 Display Pictures: Netherlands kicks France's derrière

dwergs says ( 14 Jun 2008 ):

 

As promised, here are more animated display pictures of Euro 2008 goals. All of them by the Dutch team (again) but you have to admit, they're playing some devastating football and some of these goals are simply world class. Besides, their goals posted yesterday have proven very popular with thousands of hits already.

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Click on your favorite goal in the list below, then drag 'n drop it onto your current display picture in Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta.

>> Euro 2008 Goal Animated Display Pic: France - Holland : 0-1
>> Euro 2008 Goal Animated Display Pic: France - Holland : 0-2
>> Euro 2008 Goal Animated Display Pic: France - Holland : 1-3
>> Euro 2008 Goal Animated Display Pic: France - Holland : 1-4
>> Browse all Animated Display Pictures of Euro 2008 Goals.
>> Grab 10 free animated Cristiano Ronaldo Emoticons.
>> Overview of all Euro 2008 Windows Live Messenger Goodies.



 Mysterious small, white box appears below Display Picture [UPDATED]
Mysterious small, white box appears below Display Picture [UPDATED]

dwergs says ( 13 Jun 2008 ):

 

Like several other Messers (Greenstorm, anonymous & gt), I noticed a weird white square box below the conversation window's display picture area this morning. Some observations:

Weird empty white box in Windows Live Messenger- It's not present in all conversation windows, just with certain contacts.

- It doesn't replace the webcam icon that's normally positioned there, but appears to the left of it.

- It appears in Windows Live Messenger 8.5 and (as reported by chickenroyal) 8.1.

- UPDATE (reported by Scizz and senayel): In Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta, it's not a box but the Office icon (screenshot).

Is it a new advertising space? A webcam preview? A status icon or display picture? Is it just a bug?

Ok, wait! I'm not going to obsess about an empty little box, am I? Let's just see what happens...

>> What's the "white square of mystery" according to you? Speculate on our forum.

UPDATE: The Messenger team speaks: "it was only a bug."



 Euro 2008: GOALS Animated Display Pictures
Euro 2008: GOALS Animated Display Pictures

dwergs says ( 13 Jun 2008 ):

 

Overwhelmed by the Euro 2008 craze (and Belgium's not even participating), I had the idea to turn the most interesting goals into animated display pictures. However, I had no clue how time-consuming this task would be so I can only offer five for the time being. But you can expect more as the UEFA European Football Championship continues...

Here are just the thumbnails, but click the links below for the real (animated) thing and then just drag 'n drop them onto your current display picture in Windows Live Messenger 9.0 to activate them immediately.


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>> Euro 2008 Goal Animated Display Pic: Italy - Holland : 0-1
>> Euro 2008 Goal Animated Display Pic: Italy - Holland : 0-2
>> Euro 2008 Goal Animated Display Pic: Italy - Holland : 0-3
>> Euro 2008 Goal Animated Display Pic: Portugal - Czech Republic : 2-1
>> Euro 2008 Goal Animated Display Pic: Sweden - Greece : 1-0
>> Browse all Animated Display Pictures of Euro 2008 Goals.
>> Any other goals, saves, penalties or actions you'd like to see as animated display pic? Let us know.

NOTE: The unreleased and private Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta is required for displaying animated avatars.



 Free animated Cristiano Ronaldo emoticons for Portugal fans!
Free animated Cristiano Ronaldo emoticons for Portugal fans!

dwergs says ( 12 Jun 2008 ):

 

Paying homage to the first team into the Euro 2008 quarter-finals, we have made animated emoticons featuring Portugal's Ron, Cris, Ronnie, The Sultan Of The Stepover, or arguably the Best Player of Euro 2008: Cristiano Ronaldo.

cristiano ronaldo free messenger emoticonsOur pack includes 10 animated Cristiano Ronaldo emoticons and one bonus animated display picture. The whole lot can be downloaded for free and in one click with CustoMess (about time we dusted that little gem off!). For the uninformed, CustoMess is Mess.be's small and free application for easily adding custom content to MSN/Windows Live Messenger. You can find Ron under Latest Packs or Emoticons.

The keyboard shortcuts are simple, just your standard emoticons preceded with ron, so we have ron:) ron:D ron;) ron:( ron:'( ron(h) ron:o ron8) ron:@ and ron:$). That's all you need to know to go Cris-crazy! Oh, and point your buddies to CustoMess if they want to add Ronaldo to their custom emoticon collections as well!

>> Download CustoMess.
>> Download CustoMess from Download.com.
>> Like these emoticons? Who would you like to see as an emoticon? Your feedback is welcome on our forum!



 Googlepages.com ban lifted
Googlepages.com ban lifted

dwergs says ( 11 Jun 2008 ):

 

Messer KRB noticed that links to googlepages.com aren't blocked by the Messenger server anymore and that the domain has been removed from the SPIM filter by Microsoft's mysterious 3rd party partner. Although the domain had been blocked for a few months, they really do seem to act quicker on Google-owned domains (as with YouTube.com a few weeks back) than on other undeserved and still active blocks like eBuddy.com.



 Facebook catches up with Windows Live Messenger in UK
Facebook catches up with Windows Live Messenger in UK

dwergs says ( 10 Jun 2008 ):

 

According to Nielsen Online, the time British web users spent using MSN/Windows Live Messenger in April 2008 matched the number of minutes spent on Facebook: 2.4 billion. While that's a whopping increase for Facebook (coming from 500 million in April 2007), it's a considerable loss for Messenger that still accounted for 3.2 billion minutes in the same month last year.

Alex Burmaster, internet analyst at Nielsen Online, defines it as a relatively rapid "seismic shift" from Instant Messaging to communication through social networks. IM in general appears to be over the hill (total minutes were down from 3.9 billion to 2.9 billion) and clearly losing ground to social networking (minutes up from 2.4 billion to 3.7 billion).

The speed of the takeover is astonishing. Only last February the same analysts declared Windows Live Messenger as the most engaging application in the UK.

How are you experiencing this? Are you die-hard Messers spending more time on Facebook lately than you do on Messenger? Do you think it's just a temporary craze or is browser-based communication the way to go? Share your opinion on our forum...

(Threat or not, Mess.be is on Facebook!)

[Source: Brand Republic]



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