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 AOL, ICQ and MSN have long been replaced by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage, but I'm sure teens of today still use them for the same thing.

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Discord
by AaronMiller on Sat 16th Dec 2017 05:30 UTC
AaronMiller
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2011-05-23

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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RE: Discord
by zima on Sat 16th Dec 2017 23:47 in reply to "Discord"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I still use GTalk ;) (or Hangouts, as it is called now I think...); helps that all my friends also use it. Its original win32 client has IMHO the best UI of any IM app I've seen ...sadly it never offered videocalls, and it's abandoned for some time now.

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