Publication Date

Spring 2011

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Soon Tee Teoh

Second Advisor

Robert Chun

Third Advisor

Kartik Shah


facebook google chat interoperability


The motto of this project is to provide accessibility to Google talk (gtalk) service within a Facebook account by creating Facebook application called FBchatters and also by creating Firefox plug-in called FBchatters. Most of all internet users have account on Facebook and Google. Social network site, Facebook has more than 600 million users and half of them log on to Facebook in any given day [1]. Google also has 170 million users who are using gmail and gtalk services every day. There are lot of users who do chatting simultaneously on Facebook and Gtalk. Also, Google talk provides a facility to do chat with AOL users. It’s really boring to chat on both at a same time and switch browser window to send and receive messages. It’s good for both users to have access to both chatting application at one place. Using this application user can do chat with gtalk and AOL user within a Facebook. This application is hosted on Amazon elastic compute cloud (EC2). Reason behind using Amazon EC2 is it provides resizable compute capacity in cloud. There are lots of other features of Amazon EC2 like flexible, elastic, completely controlled, secure, reliable, etc that leads to use of Amazon EC2[7].