Fare Thee Well AIM – The Venerable Messaging Service Signing Off Permanently in December

 

Back in the early days of the commercial internet when smart phones didn’t exist and phone texts were being changed at 10 cents a pop, AIM was the bright beacon of desktop social messaging.

Who can forget the telltale “message sent” and “message received” sounds…”doodle-deet!”….”deedle-doot!”

Time and technology marches on and now sending a text is free and standard to all phones as well as other numerous messaging apps now available.

Here’s an interesting thought exercise – for those who used AIM- do you remember the last time you used it – I sure don’t!

 

Having outlived its popularity and usefulness, they decided to call it a day- that exact day being December 15, 2017.

http://time.com/4972583/aim-ending-reactions/

 

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5 thoughts on “Fare Thee Well AIM – The Venerable Messaging Service Signing Off Permanently in December

    • ICQ was pretty popular, especially outside the US. AIM was the first big commercial advertised success that rode the coattails of AOL and their CD mailing blitz. You couldn’t escape those junk mail CD’s. Going way back before that was Compuserve “CB Chat”.

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