​Goodbye AOL Instant Messenger

Once upon a time, AOL was the entry ramp to the internet super-highway. Subsequently, its instant-messaging system, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), became the first popular instant messaging (IM) system. Now, Verizon, AOL’s owner, is closing AIM’s doors on December 15, 2017. Verizon claims AIM was “Where Instant Messaging began in 1997.” It’s not. But it introduced hundreds of millions of […]

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