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.
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
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
Alexandra Schwartz writes about the history and demise of the AOL Instant Messenger chat service.
AOL Instant Messenger was embarrassing and messy. We CNET staffers wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
With the well past due retirement of America Online’s Instant Messenger, I thought about interconnectivity concerns in light of AOL’s market dominance. Years ago, advocates worried that AOL could bolster its market share simply by refusing to interconnect its networks and large subscriber base with market entrants. Show More Summary
You might be surprised to discover that AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is still a thing. You may be less surprised that Oath, which owns AOL and Yahoo, has decided AIM’s time is now up. So on December 15, 2017, the last few people still using AIM need to switch up to something more modern. Show More Summary
The first mass-market instant message success story, AIM, is coming to a close. For all its popularity, AOL never really gave it a chance to make money.
Long before Facebook and Twitter, there were Away Messages and AIM profiles.
AOL Instant Messenger, which brought instant messaging into the mainstream 20 years ago, is shutting down.
AOL announced yesterday that it will shut down the company's messaging service AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) on December 15th, 2017. AOL Instant Messenger was initially part of AOL Desktop before it was released as a standalone software program for Windows in 1997. Show More Summary
Though the chat service was superseded in recent years, it was remembered fondly by some users as the scene of many adolescent and young-adult memories.
Among all the distressing news of the world, I heard today that AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on 12/15/17. AIM was the first instant messenger I used. My AOL account handle was bfeld, which stuck and is generally my handle for all things (like Twitter) unless someone else grabbed it, in which case it’s... Read more The post RIP AOL AIM appeared first on Feld Thoughts.
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Today is another sad day, a day like so many others save for one tear-jerking bit of news. AOL announced its Instant Messenger will die on December 15. It was 20 years old. More »
AOL Instant Messenger, with 100 million users at its peak in 2001, was overtaken by mobile text messaging and social media platforms such as Twitter. It will be shut down in December.
It’s time to pay your respects to the pioneering service.
After first launching back in 1997, today word arrives that AOL Instant Messenger will officially shut down in December after a 20-year run: more…
It's truly the end of an era: AOL, now under the banner of the unfortunately named Oath over at Verizon, is killing off its signature Instant Messenger service effective December 15. [ more › ]