LimeWire is back as an NFT marketplace and social media isn’t feeling it. Back in the day, LimeWire used to be THE go-to place to download music illegally. Spotify and Soundcloud didn’t exist yet and if the latter did, it wasn’t popular. And Apple Music today wasn’t how it was back then.
So, music download sites like LimeWire and Napster were our saving grace in getting the music we wanted on our iPods or Zunes. Zunes were Microsoft’s short-lived mp3 players that were the “supposed” competitor of iPods. If you are in high school or underclassmen in college, ask your favorite auntie or uncle about the hold LimeWire had on us as a society.
LimeWire was birthed in 2000 after Napster was shut down. They stepped in to not only fill the music download gap but also provide movies, games, videos and software you could download too.
Now in 2022, LimeWire has been relaunched as a digital collectibles marketplace for people who are beginning their NFT journey, who don’t know where to start and who may not have access to getting NFTs. They’re trying to make NFTs accessible for everyone.
So if someone makes an NFT of a celebs nude pics or music cover art, you can see if you can buy it through LimeWire.
LimeWire really came back in 2022 with a new relaunch as a NFT marketplacepic.twitter.com/6l0OwCXDS3
— AuxGod (@AuxGod_) July 12, 2022
While their efforts seem admirable, social media isn’t feeling LimeWire’s relaunch! Twitter users retweeted the video with captions about how LimeWire used to give computers viruses, download audio of things they didn’t ask for like the Bill Clinton speech and other nostalgic moments of the original impact of LimeWire.
i… but… limewire was for stealing… https://t.co/87LNF8riTC
— Chill O’Brien (@beepbeepribbit) July 13, 2022
Hard to find something funnier than famously unreliable piracy service Limewire becoming a marketplace for a scam https://t.co/sz7oj8sZAy
— Jordan Garvey (@JordanGarvey2) July 13, 2022
>buys limewire nft
>It’s actually the bill Clinton speech https://t.co/U9wJcOw7wu
— maimdama (@W3d3ct) July 13, 2022
In “NOW you KNOW this shit is dead and buried” news. In the year of our Lord 2022 fucking LIMEWIRE is back as an NFT trading marketplace. pic.twitter.com/YpDNNt7XaY
— HollywoodZach (@ZachLaVoy) July 13, 2022
Couple things here.
1. Why tf were they not doing the dance. You can’t put on Soulja Boy and not do the dance.
2. Why tf is LimeWire back? It died in like 2008 and should’ve stayed dead. With all the music sites and what not what’s the point? 😭😭😭 https://t.co/3heuGGJwvv
— “Triple King!!”Kier 👑👑 (@KJonhson92) July 13, 2022
Before YouTube or Spotify or Apple Music we had limewire to download music for free at the risk of infecting the computer your whole family use. Burn CD’s and put them in a binder. Really had to be under a rock back then to not know limewire, so ask any oldhead
— Andre🇨🇺 (@slybootybandit) July 13, 2022
LimeWire literally murdered my computer back in the day. I want no parts of this lol https://t.co/NmsiVCPjrF
— Joey Whatever (@TripMobJoey) July 13, 2022
Will you use LimeWire to try out NFTs? Let us know in the comments.
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