AIM is getting ready for the big sleep

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AOL System Msg: Hi there! We wanted to let you know that AIM will be going away on December 15, 2017. Until then, you can continue to use AIM normally, but as of December 15, AIM will be discontinued and you will no longer have access.

Thank you for being an AIM user - we loved working on this product for you. Learn more here: AIM will be discontinued on December 15, 2017.
 

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This saddens me. Still use it to this day.
 

Intrinsic

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300321 add me on ICQ. thx
 

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i wish I remembered my 6 digit ICQ.

That was still the best chat/IM program ever.
 

McCheese

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I still use AIM daily. Much sadness.
 

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Wife and I spent a ton of time talking on it before we met, and while I was deployed.

Been married 13 years now. Seems like AIM had a large influence on that.
 

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Same boat, wife and I did a lot of chatting on AIM before we got married while I was at work / home and she was off at college.

I had a palm OS phone (samsung sph? i-500?) and Sprint - and sprint after 7pm minutes were"free" and back then data was minutes of use- so it was free, so I had aim on my phone constantly and used it a lot.
 

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It went down in the AIM chats before it went down in the DM.
 

McCheese

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Probably a stupid question, but I assume this means I won't even be able to access AIM via programs like Trillian and Pidgin, right? It's not just the AIM program, but the protocol, that's going away?
 

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That's the way it sounds. It seems as though AOL is no longer going to pay for storage for all of the AIM accounts. You can probably use AIM inside of the AOL program with other AOL users, but that's about it.
 

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i still know my ICQ, downloaded it last year for lolz and got it first time. I'm pretty good with memorising numbers
 

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i still know my ICQ, downloaded it last year for lolz and got it first time. I'm pretty good with memorising numbers
I was going to do this also for lolz, but when I go to the site to download, it sends me to a .ru website that is blocked by my adblocker. Even if its probably legit, not going that far for shits and giggles.

Dammed if I can remember my SSN half the time, or any idea what the password would be, but I still have 15267747 burned into my memory from 20 years ago playing UO.
 

Xarpolis

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2444457. I still use mine almost every day. But only 1 of my old friends uses it also.

Seriously, how awesome is that number? four 4's in a row? Love it.
 
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Xarpolis

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The filters wouldn't allow that. Had to go with p4ssw0rd instead. Sometimes with a "!" at the end for good measure.
 

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Bunch if super nerds up in here.

Ignore that like 5 years ago I tried to figure out my ICQ but I don't even know what email I used at this point.