Tag: Technology

AIM is Signing Off After 20 Years

Boy, have I got a not-so-shocking, yet still sad announcement for ya’ll. On December 15, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) will no longer be available for users, according to TechCrunch.com. *gasp* The chat service, which debuted in 1997, will no longer be supported on any operating system. Can you all believe AIM has been around for 20 years? While I haven’t used the platform in over 14 years probably, I can’t help but be dismayed by its departure. For most of us, I am sure AIM was our first “chat” experience online. Before we say goodbye, let’s take a look back at AIM and the influence it had on our typing skills, connection with people via the internet and unforgettable screen names. Read more