R.I.P. AOL Instant Messenger

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R.I.P. AOL Instant Messenger

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:17 pm

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/6/1643 ... -messenger

Pour one out for an OG tonight. Goodbye, old friend. We'll always have the sexcopter chat.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:30 pm

I was JUST about to post this.

Ah, remember SmarterChild?

Such good memories.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:36 pm

AIM is a big reason that VGF's culture developed the way it did. Good night, sweet prince.

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Post by Shane » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:37 pm

I remember AOL.
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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:59 pm

At least we'll still have Dischord?

Had to happen eventually. End of an era and all that.

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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:21 pm

Oh wow... I honestly didn't know that was still a thing. I thought with all the new methods of communicating that AIM had been long gone.

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Bye-bye, AIM!! (Although, I probably have some chats still saved somewhere. >.> ) :D
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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:05 pm

R.I.P. AIM. I'll fondly remember all of the sexy conversations I had on it.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:37 am

I still have the AIM installer in case anyone wants to download it to save something for posterity. They officially took down the download links by now but all current applications still work.

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Post by Kargath » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:31 am

I think Pidgin might still be OK, until they shut down the servers.
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Post by smol Kat » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:44 pm

Goodness. I think I have Trillian somewhere in the depths of my hard drive, but I haven't used AIM in eons. RIP.
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