Since WLM/MSN is closing down on March 2013, I did a clean-up today instead of waiting for the
dreaded happiest day. (Yes, happiest because one less IM to manage.)
- Removed my WLM/MSN transport from my XMPP talkr.im account
- Removed all WLM/MSN contacts I have on my YM account
- Deleted all contacts that I know who have a Skype account from my WLM/MSN (so when I login to Skype, I only have few WLM/MSN contacts to import – mostly Korean gamedevs; they’ll probably migrate to YM or Skype [hopefully XMPP/Jabber])
- Linked my WLM/MSN with Skype
Goodbye WLM/MSN. Good riddance. And thank you Microsoft for finally shutting it down.
Now, who will be next?
- Yahoo! Messenger
I’m voting for YM. Seriously, who needs an IM network that will once again be an island on its own? (WLM via Skype doesn’t communicate with YM; maybe next year they’ll fix that)
XMPP/Jabber is way much better. Time to kill YM.