After bowing down to Google Talk this week, AIM is effectively dead. Most buddy lists are ghost towns. Chatters fled to Google, Skype and Facebook for their conversational needs. But at its pinnacle, AIM was something singular and amazing. [Gizmodo]
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AIM was my venus fly trap for snaring unsuspecting crushes. I'd set an alarm on their screen name and when they logged on... snap! I'd chat away with them until they were all mine!