Broadcast Notification Style Messages in iChat
This is a fun iChat trick I never knew about that uses an IRC command to broadcast a notification type of message…
Here’s how it works:
If you type /me followed by anything, it puts your name into the iChat window followed by the text in a notification style just like the “Soandso is now online.” and “Soandso is now offline.”
This only works with iChat to iChat, other IM clients will simply see the ‘/me is saying hello!’ text written out. But in iChat, it will look like the notification broadcast seen on IRC and BBS chat clients. Cool!
I found this trick on Andy Ihnatko’s blog, and the attached screenshot is from there too. You learn something new every day!
[ via Ihnatko: Stupid iChat Tricks ]