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.
|1000-Year-Old Coins Found in Australia|
|The Museum of Endangered Sounds|
|Remembering the Russell Hill Subway Accident|
|Significant Sounds of the CCentury|
|June 6, 1944: Wrong Day for a Picnic on Normandy Beach|
|100 Things We Can Do Today to Stop Global Warming in the Next 30 Years|
|“They don’t drive like people. They drive like robots.”|
|“Creating a shift from medical device to positive body image statement.”|
|“Parti.Vote is designed to make the US's representative government system more equitable.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“If the facial data and related personal information is stolen and put on the internet, it will cause big problems.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|"The scientific reality of artificial intelligence."|
|"Hours after the fires in Santa Rosa I filmed this postal worker still delivering the mail."|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|"Here is Home Depot's tape measure tutorial in all its glory."|