Discuss: AOL Instant Messenger

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March 16, 2012 at 06:07:13
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about recently announced layoffs affecting AOL's Instant Messenger division. Discuss here if a loss of AIM would affect you, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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March 17, 2012 at 08:31:17
It wouldn't affect me at all. I haven't used AOL since 1989 or so. I know a lot of people still use it, but I don't know why. I'm surprised they're still in business.

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March 17, 2012 at 12:05:12
AIM was OK for it's time, but other programs (Pidgin, Google Talk, etc.) trumped it over time. Now, IM is pretty much regulated to cell-phones and local-office networks. It's demise will be hardly noticed.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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March 21, 2012 at 08:28:30
I can't respond to the poll because I never used AOL anything.

Well not entirely true, I did reuse all the floppy disks they sent me to store stuff on and I did use the AOHell CD's I received as coasters for my coffee cup. But use their software............not a chance!

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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March 21, 2012 at 23:21:04
Hey Curt R I still have a couple of the neat little frisbees they sent me. I used to love aol because they kept sending me more cd's and they used to come in a really nice reusable case. Not true anymore. As for AIM I never really used it much the wife did for a bit then from what I gather everyone started having trouble related to it so I dumped it from our computer. When we gave the kids a computer they just had to have it on there so I let them but after about three months of having to fix it for them I told them to deal with it and they lost intrest. That was at least 6 years ago.

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March 23, 2012 at 17:25:26
There was a short period where I was into chat rooms and all that. I used several instant messangers then including AIM. It always seemed a bit intrusive to me. I haven't used any for years so there will be no effect noticed here if it or any of them go away.


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