Back in the day before people like Al Gore were using Twitter, users used to enjoy getting updates by way of instant messages. It was useful to get updates in real time through an application (some IM service) that you probably already had open. Unfortunately, during its attempt to make the service actually usable, Twitter had to suspend its IM service. At first it promised that it would be back shortly, but recently, it admitted that it probably wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. Luckily, once again, FriendFeed comes to the rescue with FriendFeed over IM.