Anyone who grew up in the 90's holds a small place in their heart for AOL Instant Messenger. It was one of the first online tools for us to connect with our friends and creepy people from all over the world. It's all coming to an end in December though.
"AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed," said Michael Albers, vice president of communications product at Oath. (USA TODAY)
It was the OG of messaging tools but couldn't make the transition to mobile and people moved on to FB and WhatsApp, among others. It all started in 1997 and will all end 20 years later.
I feel like a piece of my childhood just died. If you know what "A/S/L?" means than you probably are feeling the same sadness.
There are probably many 56-year-old creepy dudes that are really sad about it.
RIP AIM— Josh 🎃 (@JoshxHolder) October 6, 2017
AOL Instant Messenger
We go way back. You were there with me in the beginning of my internet days.
You’ll never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/lVvj5VLUS0