Here's a neat tip that may get people to run AOL Instant Messenger.
AOL runs a bot on their service that will take commands and give you phone numbers. Just add "AOLYellowPages" to your buddy list. Whenever you want to look up a listing, just send the name as an instant message. You can also send "help" to ask for instructions on what the options are.
The bot also provides links to maps, and address information. This service works with any AOL Instant Message-compatible program (I've tried it on Trillian and MacOS Chat). Nifty!Posted by James at July 6, 2003 2:37 PM