RIP AOL Instant Messenger

It’s 20 years old and it is now about to be deep sixed. I’m talking about AOL Instant Messenger which according to this blog post is to be no more on December 15, 2017 thanks to Verizon who got AOL when they bought Yahoo. They didn’t say what if anything will replace it.

Now those of a certain age, such as myself, will remember AOL Instant Messenger as the dominant instant messaging platform out there when Netscape was the browser of choice.

You might want to pour AOL Instant Messenger a pint and give it a toast today.

 

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