Released in September 19, 2008. The Gaia Instant Messenger (abbr GIM or gaiaIM) is a instant messenger designed for the site and used largely in the zOMG! MMO.
copied verbatim from announcement
After extensive development and brutal battlefield simulations, we are pleased to announce that Gaia IM is out and ready to use! Aside from letting you instant message any of your Gaia friends from anywhere on the site, Gaia IM boasts these fancy benefits:
- Your Gaia friends are already on your buddy list.
- You can earn up to 200 Gold a day or 6000 a month chatting.
- You can remove/block anybody you don't want to talk to.
- You can teleport to where your friends are on the site, making it easier to meet up in towns, games, cinemas, threads, and more.
- You don't have to download or install anything. Gaia IM is built right into the site.
- Announcement: Gaia IM is here!