Talk to your LiveJournal friends in real time with LJ Talk, LiveJournal's new instant messaging feature.
LJ Talk uses Jabber, a type of instant messaging that is more open than other IM services. This means that you'll be able to chat with users of Gmail (GTalk), jabber.org, Gizmo Project, Earthlink, and anyone else on a jabber network, just by adding their username to your contact list.
There is no need to create an account. All you need is an IM client that supports Jabber.