Everyone panic, AIM is shutting down!

Subject: General Tech | October 6, 2017 - 02:32 PM |
Tagged: aol, aim, ancient

You heard right, AOL Instant Messenger is actually still running and there are people still using it who will find this news distressing.  You have until December 15th to download any files you might have stored there, though your buddy list will not make it unless someone out there designs a third party tool.  We lost Geocities in 2009; what's next, MySpace? 

Pop over to Slashdot to make a few cracks or head here to reset your password if you actually remember your username.

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"However, AIM couldn't make the seamless transition to mobile, where most users rely on instant messaging services. Users will be able to manually download any images or files on AIM before the service shuts down. However, users won't be able to export or save their Buddy List, the group of contacts available on AIM."

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October 6, 2017 | 04:20 PM - Posted by Sean (not verified)

But don't worry because IRC will never die.

October 6, 2017 | 06:11 PM - Posted by collie

Does yahoo mesenger still conect to all aim and msn mesenger accounts? Is icq still a thing? Get off my lawn and take yer damb pogs with you!

October 6, 2017 | 06:28 PM - Posted by dimz7

does that include the @aim.com email service?

October 7, 2017 | 12:32 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Hopefully not, thats where i send all my spam and signups from sites i figure will spam me lol

October 6, 2017 | 09:20 PM - Posted by jayden2002 (not verified)

What? Who?

October 6, 2017 | 09:55 PM - Posted by RadioActiveLobster

I assumed it had died years ago.

October 6, 2017 | 11:28 PM - Posted by CNote

Hell I thought it died back in 2009... The last time I used it.

October 7, 2017 | 11:26 AM - Posted by mAxius

note myspace and other pre-facebook social sites and applications are still roaming in a zombified like form

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