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 AOL, ICQ and MSN have long been replaced by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage, but I'm sure teens of today still use them for the same thing.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: Comment by Kroc
by Adurbe on Sun 17th Dec 2017 14:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Adurbe
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The irony of these “dead” systems is that there is nothing the “new” chat apps can do that these old ones couldn’t. MSN could even screen share and allow remote control! I can’t think of a single feature that has actually been gained. Anyone?

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