Fremont, California - April 11, 2002 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Technical Service Provider, announced the
official unveiling of MyOwnBuddy.com, the new web
version of their popular instant
messaging chat bot, MyOwnBuddy, which allows users to access appointments, general
information, web searches and network diagnostics.
MyOwnBuddy.com allows users to talk with Hurricane Electric's chat bot without having to log onto an Instant Messaging program such as AOL Instant Messenger. Users can access the same information from the website and use a different format that doesn't require any downloads.
The website also allows MyOwnBuddy users to discuss future implementations for the chat bot or general use inquires through an online forum. Users can also see other users currently using the bot and receive private messages.
Users can access feedback forms from the website to tell MyOwnBuddy developers at Hurricane Electric what they like about the chat bot and what they would like to see added to the vast array of services already offered.
Currently, the website has registered numerous users with new subscribers signing up each day. Hurricane Electric has received substantial feedback from users and has made developmental steps to include all new ideas.
Aside from running on MyOwnBuddy.com, the chat bot also runs on AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and has made friends with 300 users since it's deployment two weeks ago.
MyOwnBuddy, originally developed to enhance Hurricane Electric's online customer service, took a turn for the better during the beta stages of the bot to include more information for the general public. The bot can now be used as a PDA, a calculator, a web browser, a dictionary, a translator and a general information gatherer.
MyOwnBuddy acts as an appointment manager, storing all of the user's important meetings and can remind them through an AIM window or MyOwnBuddy.com when the date and time arrive. MyOwnBuddy also stores contact information and can access information such as climate, population, zip code, government type, GDP and maps for every city and country in the world. The bot can also translate between English, Spanish, French, Italian and German and convert currency.
MyOwnBuddy can be used as a calculator, an International time clock, a spellchecker, a thesaurus, a dictionary and a unit converter. MyOwnBuddy can also perform pings and trace routes through an AIM window or it's website along with a whois lookup.
About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a Business TSP (Technical Service Provider) specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own national network, running Gigabit Ethernet and multiple OC-3's. Check out www.he.net to find out more information about Hurricane Electric.