Status logging of chat buddies
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
An approach is outlined for peer to peer logging of contact status using a chat client and an open network (the Internet). This approach will become an embedded function as more and more relationships move to the online space. For example: Business to Business: "I'm buying a house, has my lawyer logged on at any point today as I've been busy in meetings?" Business to Business: "I'm a sales representative, has my customer been online recently?"