Microsoft’s MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger as it’s now known, will be fully retired on October 31st.
The software maker originally announced its plans to shift users over to Skype last year, but Microsoft kept the service running in China.
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You either had a bunch of friends/aquaintances in a chatroom being all like “hi” “hi” “what’s up” “nmu” “nm” “cool” … I said it before and I’ll say it again – FUCKING TROLLS.
And the real lovers of chatrooms have most likely moved on to such activities.
Far from being precious, the format proves perfect for accurately capturing the sweet histrionics and intimate intricacies of teenage girls.
Grownups (and even teenage boys) might feel as if they've intercepted a raw feed from Girl Secret Headquarters, as the book's three protagonists--identified by their screen names "Snow Angel," "zoegirl," and "mad maddie"--tough their way through a rough-and-tumble time in high school. But Myracle's triumph in ttyl comes in leveraging the language-stretching idiom of e-mail, text messaging, and IM.
Basically, it was like if Reddit and Craigslist had a child. Comment sections weren’t as interactive as they are now, so trolls found a way to live a second life (if they even had a first life) in public chatrooms with their cyber friendz (yes I meant to spell that with a z).
You could enter a chatroom to talk about music (like, there may or may not have been a chatroom dedicated to “Nsync”) or Pokemon cards or your homework (why would anyone do that) or… For instance, if you entered a chatroom about Nsync, there were probably 3-4 people bashing the band already. I don’t know this for a fact, but I’m sure many fat old men were sitting naked at their computers messaging people in chatrooms hoping to find a young girl to cyber with.
Audacious author Lauren Myracle accomplishes something of a literary miracle in her second young-adult novel, ttyl (Internet instant messaging shorthand for "talk to you later"), as she crafts an epistolary novel entirely out of IM transcripts between three high-school girls.
Far from being precious, the format proves perfect for accurately capturing the sweet histrionics Audacious author Lauren Myracle accomplishes something of a literary miracle in her second young-adult novel, ttyl (Internet instant messaging shorthand for "talk to you later"), as she crafts an epistolary novel entirely out of IM transcripts between three high-school girls.
Both companies battled over chat dominance, and Microsoft engineers reverse-engineered AOL's chat protocol to allow MSN Messenger to sign into AIM, a process that AOL wasn't happy with when Microsoft first released its instant messaging client.