For many years I’ve interacted with my fellow humans, I think perhaps more than any other way, via the medium of Internet chat. But in my chat window, they’re fading, one by one. This problem is technical and personal and I felt it ought not to go unrecognized.
An interesting piece about the death of chat clients in lieu of social media. He’s got a list of some interesting people here, many of whom can be found on their own websites now.
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I know how he feels. Some of my fellow humans are now on WhatsApp and some I contact via iMessage, but the vast majority are now on social media. Almost none have websites. Your post reminded me of how much I used to use chat clients. One of my more popular post in 2000 was an article about how to integrate AOL, MSB, iChat, Google Talk, Yahoo, and MSN into one chat client, GAIM..