Topic: is there a need for group chat with social networking

There is a new opensource rails project http://echowaves.com which implements a group chat with social networking aspects added to it. Is there a need for such a crossover?

Re: is there a need for group chat with social networking

campfire is surely popular and very cool, but, there are still number of companies out there that are regulated and are not allowed to send potentially sensitive data to a 3rd party sites. Would such companies find a use to an OSS alternative given the fact that they would be able to install a copy inside the firewall?

Re: is there a need for group chat with social networking

Yes I would find it usefull