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 AOL, ICQ and MSN have long been replaced by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage, but I'm sure teens of today still use them for the same thing.

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RE: What killed AIM?
by WorknMan on Sat 16th Dec 2017 15:26 UTC in reply to "What killed AIM? "
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

What replaced AIM?


When it comes to IM, I think people usually just gravitate to whatever most of their friends/family use. In my case, that's Facebook Messenger. But I've probably used most of them over the years - Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, MSN, IRC, etc.

Edited 2017-12-16 15:27 UTC

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RE[2]: What killed AIM?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 18th Dec 2017 19:03 in reply to "RE: What killed AIM? "
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Understood. I just couldn't remember what people moved to after AIM. After consulting some of my friends, they confirmed my guess of google chat/ texting.

From there, I we kind of stopped Instant messaging. Texting occasionally, FB messanger occasionally. Still google hangouts every now and then.

Its kind of fragmented and random, but with more facebook becoming a larger part.

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