It’s a sad moment: AIM, AOL’s long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people’s first social experiences on the internet, will shut down once and for all on December 15th. AOL announced the shutdown today, acknowledging that people now communicate in new ways online, so AIM is no longer needed.


It was one of the first, and no doubt played a part in many bytes passing in the night.

posted by ButterflyEffect: 289 days ago