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Facebook updated its chat system, breaking Adium's support. You can still connect to Facebook but you need to setup the account as a Jabber account. Your username will be Your_Facebook_Username@chat.facebook.com. The server is chat.facebook.com. The port is 5222 and you should not use SSL.
Try Adium, which has IRC support and a lot more all free and its still under active development. Also it supports Snow Leopard on the current 1.5.3 version, as long as your up to at least OS X 10.6.8. Supported services XMPP ("Jabber"), including Google Talk LJ (LiveJournal) Talk Facebook Chat Gizmo5 MSN Messenger AOL ...
So the answer to my question is to use Adium. A lucky discovery: I was about to disconnect my chat account using the File menu, but when I moused over the text "Disconnect: ...", a context menu appeared as one might expect. However, I had never clicked the item labeled Discovery Browser. Under the server's "Public Chatrooms" I found a list with the JID of ...
Since Google does a pretty good job of making their websites mobile-friendly, navigating to http://talkgadget.google.com/ and logging in should present you with a nice chatting interface. On the iOS app side, imo seems to be a popular choice, though I can't personally vouch for it (the mobile web interface works fine for me when I'm away from a real ...
I use and quite like LimeChat. Free as in beer and free as in speech. The latest release was 2.32 (2012.07.30) -- so it's getting actively developed. I was running it on Snow Leopard just fine. As well as Lion and now Mountain Lion. Snow Leopard is the minimum OS requirement for it. As for the regular update request: Snow Leopard is getting on in age now. ...
There is a google Talk application : https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/chat-for-google-talk-pro-push/id426339333?mt=8 Or here at Mashable they wrote an article about a couple apps that let you use google talk on the iPhone : http://mashable.com/2012/08/27/google-talk-iphone-apps/
Colloquy (http://colloquy.info/downloads.html) is actively developed, though not for Snow Leopard). There is an old version still available for 10.6. It's the only IRC client I've used for any length of time and it seems to do its job fairly well, though it certainly has some quirks.
Yahoo! Messenger says it supports Windows Live/MSN Messenger accounts, and is a Universal (iPhone & iPad) app. Not free, but only $0.99 is Live Messenger Pro.
In Adium: Right click on one of the contacts, and use "Initiate Multiuser Chat with (name)@gmail.com" You should now join a group chat yourself, and an invitation will be send to that contact. Right click on the other contact, and select "Invite to Chat" → (The name of the private chat you created). Now the other contact gets an invitation they should ...
The only client I've come across that does this is Psi. There's a "Service Discovery" item in the menus, and browsing the conference/muc bridge interface SHOULD list all the registered rooms.
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