Who remembers the ORIGINAL (if I’m not wrong) Instant Messenger ICQ? Yeah, those days are way gone but since 2010, ICQ was purchased for the Mail.ru Group and they are trying to bring ICQ back for popular use. I’m not sure if this blast from the past will gain back the popularity it had back in 1996, but it’s worth a try! (The name ICQ is a homophone for the phrase “I seek you”. This is an adaptation of the Morse code callout “CQ“, which means “calling any station”. From Wikipedia).
Now there are ICQ apps for most of mobile phones and OSs, but if you want to install it in your PowerPC machine, you can look for the ICQ 3.4.23 (the legacy version) and start searching for friends and invite others to join this chat client (that I think will be around for awhile!)
I see that MSN is trying everything to keep connecting people but Facebook took over everything! Now time will only tell where this will end up and the question is “Who and what will be the next big thing on the internet?”
* ICQ – 3.4.23 (Free) PowerPC – http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/4142/icq
* If you don’t have a ICQ account you have to create one here: http://www.icq.com/