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So Long, AIM. For Years, For Millions, You Were the Internet - WIRED

The best preservation of my middle- and high-school years doesn't exist in a yearbook or in a diary. All you need to know about me, between the ages of 12 and 17, you could find in my AIM chat logs. AOL—or Oath, or Verizon, or whatever the messy ...and more »

PSA: Don't share your old AIM screen name - TechCrunch

Hello it's the fun police! Were you having a nice time engaging in nostalgia about the death of AOL Instant Messenger? Was it fun to look back on your old AIM login, how young you were, KrazyKat99, without a care in the world? Yes, we at TechCrunch ...and more »

A Going-Away Message: AOL Instant Messenger Is Shutting Down - New York Times

AOL Instant Messenger, the chat program that connected a generation to their classmates and crushes while guiding them through the early days of digital socializing, will shut down on Dec. 15, a decision its parent company announced in October ...and more »

AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years - TechCrunch

The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997. AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century. But with SMS and social apps ...and more »

7 Fast Facts About AIM to Make You LOL - Mental Floss

AIM, the chat service that ruled the '90s and the early 2000s, is dead. AOL's parent company Oath has announced that it would be retiring the service (which, to be honest, we didn't realize was still kicking), sending that yellow running man off into ...and more »

AIM Will Enter Instant Messenger Heaven on December 15 - Motherboard

AOL Instant Messenger—one of the most influential and important instant messaging chat clients of all time—will shut down for good on December 15, AOL announced Friday. AIM was 20 years old. Goodbye. AIM is survived by its slightly older sibling, ICQ ...and more »

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) just got its death sentence - SlashGear

AOL Instant Messenger, also known as AIM, just received it's final date of operation. It's about to die, gone, dead forever. And I'll bet you didn't even know it still existed. Or if you were born after 1995, you might never have known it existed in ...and more »

AIM will shut down after 20 years - The Verge

It's a sad moment: AIM, AOL's long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people's first social experiences on the internet, will shut down once and for all on December 15th. AOL announced the shutdown today, acknowledging that people ...and more »

AOL is shutting down AIM, its iconic instant messaging service - Vox

AOL is shutting down its instant messaging service, and a vast cry of nostalgic despair is emerging from people who were online and chatting during the 1990s. For '90s kids, AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, was texting and Facebook and Gchat and Twitter ...and more »

AOL Instant Messenger to Sign Off - Wall Street Journal

AOL Instant Messenger has set up an away message—permanently. The messaging service, also called AIM, is shutting down Dec. 15. AOL Instant Messenger, which is now owned by Verizon Communications Inc., brought instant messaging into the mainstream by ...and more »