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Meebo is reporting that about 7,500 Meebome instant messaging widgets were created within twelve hours of being launched yesterday. An unrelenting barrage of people hit our site yesterday and chatted with us via our Meebome button. Peoples’ overwhelming response was one word: “Cool!”

So cool, perhaps, that “Meebome” looked to eBay more like an “amoeba,” the fast-growing penetrative parasite that takes over large bodies. Thus the Meebome on eBay has been taken down.