AOL has announced that it is shutting down AOL Instant messenger on December 15th. I’m rather surprised as I hadn’t realised that either AIM or AOL were still a thing.
I do remember AIM though, and I even had an account on there back in the day, and it was certainly great at the time. So much so that everyone was on AIM.
And then it went the way of every proprietary network on the internet — superseded, ignored and now abandoned.