With Microsoft shutting down the doors to MSN Messenger and inviting its users to move over to Skype, the BBC has this obituary for yet another historic piece of software going to the big recycle bin in the sky.
It touched the lives of millions of teenagers who, in an age before real social networking, were just getting accustomed to what it was like to live on the internet.
MSN Messenger heralded a new era: a time when chatting up a classmate no longer meant the terrifying prospect of actually having to say something to them.
|San Francisco Bay Bomb Shelter|
|Inside The Soviet's Secret Failed Moon Program|
|At The Centre of Time|
|Happy Chernobyl Day|
|One of the Missing Ships from the Franklin Expedition Has Been Found|
|Schools Monitoring Students' Social Media Feeds|
|"The world has lost its last shot at staving off dangerous global warming."|
|"They don't want to believe that their own intelligence is deterministic."|
|WannaCry is Childsplay Compared to This|
|“Drone carrying defibrillators could begin operating in Sweden.”|
|“Making paper out of stone.”|
|"Is meant to produce more energy than it consumes."|
|“It’s not something you would expect to see there and not something we’ve seen there before.”|
|"The first to target civilians and the first such malware built to target a nation’s power supply."|
|A Simple Task for CRISPR|
|“We have to forget steel as a core employer.”|
|"Its tilted axis makes orbit, showing the position of the sun and the time."|