It seems that more and more of the technology that I grew up with is on it’s way out lately. Just a few hours ago I wrote about the official retirement of Google’s Web Search API; earlier on at the end of 2013 Winamp closed it’s doors; and now I’m writing to tell you that MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger as it later became called, is also going away with it’s last message scheduled to be sent out on a October 31st, 2014.
Farewell funny Messenger avatars, and ASCII style username designs. I know these days there are plenty of chat services out there, and fact is even I haven’t used Messenger in years now. Alas it’s still sad to see it go. Goodbye little buddy.
Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.