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 AOL, ICQ and MSN have long been replaced by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage, but I'm sure teens of today still use them for the same thing.

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Pow Wow
by Sauron on Sat 16th Dec 2017 11:01 UTC
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I still miss what became AOL messenger, it was much better before AOL bought it. It was called Pow Wow messenger by a company called Tribal Voice, unfortunately AOL bought the rights to it and for me, it killed it. It was the most advanced messenger software at the time and fun to use, I probably still have the installer on a old hard drive somewhere. Ah memories!

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