Finally, I have rescued all my old blog posts from 2007-2010 and imported them here. Â If you are looking for old information on AIM, ICQ, AOL or AIM MusicLink, the posts are all here. Â It was a trip going back to read all the things I worked on back then. Â By now, Google should have re-crawled my blog and indexed the posts.
Happy surfing down memory lane.
At peak AIM MusicLink had nearly 10M sessions per month on the AIM Windows client. Â I am confident to say it was the most successful AIM plugin of all time. Â Looking at the latest data, there are still a lot of people who are still using the plugin, for which I am thankful. Â It was the community that drove me to make this plugin, and it was the feedback from my old blog that helped drive features.
Looking at the analytics from this blog, it is clear that people are still looking for info on AIM MusicLink. Â So what happened to the plugin? Â In the middle of 2009, when I was working on AIM, it was decided that we stop supporting plugins in the Windows client. Â There were a variety of reasons for removing the support, but as soon as we did I stopped working on the plugin.
So what started out as a test for OpenAIM 1.0 in the JAMS plugin package, became a real user favorite. Â I even got a designer to give me a fancy icon for the plugin see at the top of the post. Â Before there was last.fm, Pandora, Ping and music scrobbling, there was MusicLink. Â Hopefully it made the experience of sharing music with friends a little bit more interesting.
You can still download the latest AIM MusicLink plugin here.
You can check out the AIM MusicLink Home here.