I’ve been using it in beta for a few weeks and think it has the potential to really transform social networking.
The Buddy Feed feature lets you connect your AIM screenname to feeds from sites like Flickr, YouTube, Yelp, del.icio.us — any site that can provide an RSS feed. These are aggregated into a single Buddy Feed. When one of your buddies updates uploads a picture, writes a blog post, etc. an indicator lights next to the screenname. Clicking brings up the Buddy Updates window.
It’s not quite what I had mind with Open Buddy List, but it’s a great start at providing a dashboard for what my network is up to.
Disclosure: I often work with the AIM team. Congrats Ann, John, Marcien and Stephen!