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 AOL, ICQ and MSN have long been replaced by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage, but I'm sure teens of today still use them for the same thing.

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Don't forget
by Poseidon on Sun 17th Dec 2017 10:18 UTC
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Don't forget about Snapchat, Skype and the slew of other country specific ones ( I can't remember at the moment).

The international ones are usually the ones that are missed the most, but ICQ was... meh. A lot of people during that time ventured into the more international IRC and message boards, however, I can see how many people that were not that tech savvy would stick to the more popular one in USA.

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