But as happens with most technologies, AOL said it was time to move on and, for anyone who had yet to sever the ties, to finally say goodbye. For the record: I know non-millennials used AIM, too. You probably used it at work, maybe you ventured into a chatroom out of curiosity.
But for most people who are now in their 20s and early 30s, AIM was a way of life. Like get-home-from-school-slam-your-backpack-down-and-run-straight-for-the-computer life. There was a standard setup on your Windows 95 desktop: AIM minimized while you custom-coded your MySpace layout and listened to music playing on LimeWire.
The screen names were embarrassing, your away messages were dramatic, and your "about me" section included the lyrics to "Wonderwall" in a customized font color. It seems so simple now.
Pure, even. Both paid homage to my fav band, Blink I made custom Buddy Icons in Microsoft Paint. That's probably the most early era sentence I've ever penned.
I briefly stopped spelling words correctly, typing baby as "BaBii" and replacing "O" aop zero and "S" with "z. Users clicking AOL's "Find a chat" icon report that it produced aol chat room listings list of chat rooms in which every room had exactly the same name With Melinda Gorokan xxx million users, several would inevitably witness the chat room hack -- and five AOL Watch readers came forward to share their recollections.
One was reminded that, once again, AOL's performance issues are completely out of the subscribers' hands. This marks the listinvs of an ongoing streak in which at least 34 different AOL content areas have been affected since April of The hackers -- and even some subscribers -- are publicly opining that AOL is powerless to prevent the assaults.