Published On: Fri, Dec 15th, 2017

AIM is strictly dead

Say “goodbye” (in a AOL voice, if possible) to Aol Instant Messenger.

Back in October, Oath (the total entity of Yahoo and Aol) announced that it would shiver AIM on Dec 15. Yes, currently is a day.

While there is no necessity of means to promulgate online, AIM binds a special place in many of a hearts.

For some of us, it was a initial place we talked to a crush. It was a internet playground, where we grew accustomed to online acronyms and initial schooled about a really healthy robe of internet stalking.

AIM is a initial place we ever wrote a web bio, expected in Comic Sans, with vast content and credentials colors.

AIM never stood a possibility during gripping adult with a gait of creation on a web, that is because a object has set, though that doesn’t change what it meant to us.

So today, flow one out for teenage we typing furiously on a mechanism in your parents’ office. LOL. AFK. BRB. ROFL.

Creaky doorway shutting sound effect

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