Microsoft’s previously hugely popular MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger as it is now known, will be shelved in October – bringing an end to the 15-year-old service.
The computing giant originally announced its plans to move MSN users over to Skype last year, but the service continued to run in China.
Thanks to forums, chatrooms and gaming the internet has always been a solid springboard for introverts to carry out friendships minus social stress.
Fusion or 101Christian Singles is a free networking service for Christians looking to meet new Christian friends online.
Combined with the rise of digital this means it’s harder than ever to make and keep friends IRL*.
What’s worse is that not only are we more likely to be lonely, research from Brigham Young University in Utah shows that not having friends has the same impact on our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or being an alcoholic.
Clearly, this is something that young singletons want. Should we judge a potential partner on their degree?