About BuddyGopher

BuddyGopher is a web-based service for American college students using AOL Instant Messenger. It puts all of your friends away messages into one window, and it turns their old away messages into bite-sized blogs.

Questions on how BuddyGopher works? See our old version of this About page.

New! Development Blog

We are still in Beta testing. Please pardon the mess around here during the next few weeks. We're more focused on making reliable server software than we are pretty websites.

Contact Us

The best way to contact us is via e-mail - [email protected]

BuddyGopher in the News

Press images: USA Today, Washington Post, Winston-Salem Journal.

BuddyGopher Development Team

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How the BuddyGopher Server Software Works

Away messages have been our project passion for over two years. Our custom-built OSCAR array collects hundreds of thousands of away messages from the largest AIM BuddyList ever assembled.

We're Hiring!

Are you looking for a challenging web-based development environment? BuddyGopher faces many difficult problems that typical web service applications never encounter. Interpretations of third-party protocols and the managing of thousands of persistent OSCAR connections are just two of the potential headaches that we have already avoided. BuddyGopher needs creative developers to help support our growth and improve our interface. Email for more information on how to join our freelance team.