Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Dec 2017 19:01 UTC
Internet & Networking

As of December 15, 2017, AOL Instant Messenger products and services will be shut down and will no longer work.If you are an AOL member, AOL products and services​ ​like AO​​L Mail, AOL Desktop Gold an​d Member​ Subscriptions will not be affected.​

Many Americans have memories of AOL Instant Messenger I'm sure - probably memories of talking to your crush late at night, or planning evenings out drinking with friends. Here in The Netherlands we used MSN Messenger - I have those same memories, just from a different client. AOL, ICQ and MSN have long been replaced by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage, but I'm sure teens of today still use them for the same thing.

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by AaronMiller on Sat 16th Dec 2017 05:30 UTC
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AIM never really appealed to me. As an American, in the past, I mostly used MSN and GTalk before. Then Discord came around and now I just don't really use anything else.

I used IRC occasionally but it's kinda like telling someone to use emacs or VIM then customize it to make it useful instead of just using like, nano, or, Notepad++, or something, lol.

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