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What We Lost In Media In 2017

Summary: Tom Petty. Gregg Allman. AOL Instant Messenger. These are just a few of the bright lights that went out in 2017. As we head into 2018, we took stock of things in media and marketing taken from us this past year.

AIM, aka AOL Instant Messenger, dead at 20

AOL's Instant Messenger service was finally erased from the internet Friday after the company made the announcement in October that Dec. 15 would be the chat platform's last day on Earth.

AIM In Memoriam

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is dead. Long live AOL Instant Messenger!

AOL Instant Messenger to shut down after 20 years

AOL today shutters AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) — its iconic chat service which debuted in 1997 and was popular in the ’00s. All good things come to an end. On Dec 15, we'll bid farewell to AIM. Thank you to all our users! #AIMemories...Show More Summary

With AIM and CompuServe’s end, today is the day the old-school net died

I knew that both AOL Instant Messenger and CompuServe’s forums—both part of AOL, which is part of Oath, which rolls up into Verizon—were going away. But I missed the fact that the actual day of closure for both venerable institutions is today. Show More Summary

Today is the day AIM officially dies - CNET

So long, AOL Instant Messenger. Today is the day the beloved messaging service finally logs off.

AOL Instant Messenger Says Goodbye

If you remember fighting over whose turn it was to use the phone line, and the unmistakeable dial-up connection noise, then chances are you used AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) at some point. Launched in 1997, it wasn’t long before tens of millions of users around the globe found themselves setting up their AIM account. Show More Summary

Long-running AOL Instant Messenger shuts down for good

As promised, Verizon's Oath on Friday shut down AOL Instant Messenger, once as omnipresent on the internet as services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are today.

AIM is officially dead

Say “goodbye” (in the AIM voice, if possible) to Aol Instant Messenger. Back in October, Oath (the combined entity of Yahoo and Aol) announced that it would shutter AIM on December 15. Yes, today is the day. All good things come to an end. On Dec 15, we'll bid farewell to AIM. Thank you to all our users! #AIMemories https://t.co/b6cjR2tSuU pic.twitter.com/V09Fl7EPMx —… Read More

RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger is gone

The messenging service launched 20 years ago for desktop computers has been discontinued.        

RIP AIM: An era of truly embarrassing communication has ended

AIM is now away, permanently. AOL announced back in October that its beloved Instant Messenger service would be discontinued. Sadly, that day has arrived. AIM may be ded, but our memories will live on 4ever. All good things come to an end. Show More Summary

Roundup: Taking a Side on Net Neutrality; Goodbye to AOL Instant Messenger; BitCoin Fever

last monthSports : The Big Lead

President Trump’s daily briefings are engineered to not offend him … RIP to Net Neutrality … Embattled congressman (...)

AOL Instant Messenger Taught Us How To Communicate in the Modern World

As AIM sunsets, let's reflect on its role in preparing people for today's digital messaging methods

Remembering AOL Instant Messenger

AIM burst onto the scene in the late 1990s. For pre-teens and teens, it was a whole secret universe that their parents almost never saw.

Bye Sexy

AOL Instant Messenger will cease to exist in December, after a decade of dominance as a communication tool and a further decade of nostalgia and decline. I forgot my password long ago; in two months, it will be joined in the internet...Show More Summary

After 20 Years, AIM Will Shut Down in December

AIM, AOL’s hugely popular instant messenger service that was a coming-of-age internet experience for many in the late 1990s and early 2000s, will officially shut down on Dec. 15. In a statement on the decision, the company says, “AIM...Show More Summary

Coming of Age with AOL Instant Messenger

Alexandra Schwartz writes about the history and demise of the AOL Instant Messenger chat service.

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