I forgot to mention in the previous post, some identification updates to Mibbit.
Mibbit now supports the IDENTIFY-MSG protocol. The only live use of this in the wild I know of is at irc.freenode.net.
Basically, now if a user is identified to NickServ, their nick in the chat output will be blue by default, instead of green (You can change these in prefs).
Same for PMs, their nick color will tell you if they are identified to services or not.
Also when you do a /whois if the server responds with identified to services, it’ll show up in the whois page.
Yahoo messenger usage is going up, with around 11,000 lines of chat a day now. IRC is still way ahead with around 8,000,000 lines of chat a day.