Το οριστικό τέλος του Live Messenger έρχεται στις 31 Οκτωβρίου

30 Aug

To οριστικό τέλος μετά από 15 χρόνια ύπαρξης του Windows Live Messenger αναμένεται στις 31 Οκτωβρίου με την διακοπή της λειτουργίας του δικτύου του στην τελευταία χώρα στην οποία ήταν διαθέσιμος, την Κίνα, και την μεταφορά των χρηστών του στο δίκτυο του Skype.

Αρχικά γνωστός σαν MSN Messenger όταν πρωτοεμφανίστηκε το 1999 σε απλή μορφή text, απέκτησε γρήγορα εκατομμύρια χρήστες αλλά η εξαγορά του Skype από την Microsoft το 2012 και το συνεχές μειούμενο ποσοστό χρήσης του οδήγησαν στην διακοπή του το 2013 στον υπόλοιπο κόσμο με την Κίνα να ακολουθεί τώρα.


MSN Messenger was a hard-working internet visionary which taught a generation to touch-type and lol, writes BBC technology reporter Dave Lee.

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.

It meant no longer would young teens have to endure the torture of ringing the landline number of their newest crush – knowing there was a high probability that dad would pick up.

But after all the “ASL?”s and “u there?”s, Messenger’s loyal subjects became less dependent. “I’ll brb”, people said… but they never did.

Other sites, smarter and better looking, would see Messenger cast aside. In an age of exciting digital discovery, Messenger became the web’s wooden toy.

After a long career, it spent its final year enjoying a comfortable retirement in China. Its less well-regarded relative, Windows Messenger, still battles on on work computers the world over.

“It’s like MSN,” office workers say, “…just not as fun.”

MSN Messenger is survived by Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Snapchat, Skype, Google+ and Instagram.

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Posted by on 30 August, 2014 in MinOtavrS blog


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