10/6/2017 7:25 AM PDT
It’s the end of an online era … AOL is officially ending AIM.
“We’ve made the decision that we will be discontinuing AIM effective December 15, 2017,” a rep for the company confirmed.
So, say goodbye to your buddy list … kiss that yellow running man goodbye.
So, why is AIM being laid to rest?
“AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed,” the company said.
Text messaging. Social media. Etc … it’s obvious it all played a role in AIM’s demise.
Fun while it lasted, though.