How AIM, the original killer app, reshaped the internet

Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan for Fast Company:

Though its official sunsetting in 2017 inspired many nostalgic blogs about the chat service, it’s safe to say AIM’s legacy is still very much alive in the apps we use every day—and in the contours of the internet at large.

A great recap of the rise and fall of AIM, AOL’s instant messaging service that changed the web forever.

I have so many great memories of AIM. It came up during time time in high school and into college so this was the way my friends and I stayed in touch pre-social networks. There are still some ongoing disputes about who holds the record for longest AIM uptime…

Ok, now what?

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