apps
AIM Will Finally Die its Last Death Later This Year

On Friday, AOL announced its Instant Messenger will die on December 15th. It was 20 years old. Read More >>

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AIM Starts Killing Off the Apps That Actually Made It Good

Image: AOL / Gizmodo
In what feels like a death blow to everyone’s nostalgia, it looks like AOL will soon cut off third-party access to its famous Instant Messenger service. The service turns 20 years old this year, and at this point, it’s unclear if it will see its 21st birthday. Read More >>

chatroom
What Was Your Most Embarrassing Username?

It's a fact of life nowadays: you start coming up with usernames before you are mature enough to come up with usernames that aren't completely stupid and totally embarrassing years down the line. I did it. You did it. It's both something to be ashamed of, but nothing to be ashamed of being ashamed of. It's time to share. Read More >>

rumours
AIM: The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Multiple news outlets reported yesterday that AOL planned to kill off its AIM messaging platform—*raises hand*. AOL today has responded with a strongly-worded, albeit off-the-record, "Nuh-uh, not us." Read More >>

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AIM Is (Unofficially) Dead

For anyone inside the generation for which AOL was synonymous with the internet, and AIM was prerequisite to any social life at all, some pretty sad news: AOL just sacked its IM team. The old king of chat is paraplegic. Read More >>