Wow, it wasn’t even two weeks ago that I said that Facebook’s messenger and Gchat signaled the death knell of services like AIM. Turns out I was just a little early. Yesterday AOL relieved it’s AIM development team of their duties. While it’s still available to download, it’s now forever stuck in time as a relic of what things were.
While I moved on long ago from the app itself, AIM still kept me connected to friends through apps like Adium and Beejive for the better part of a decade, and part of me will always miss that little yellow guy. Thanks for the memories AIM, it’s been real.