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10-20-17 03:54:18 AM

Jul - General Chat - Daily Poll #4: Still use AIM? New poll - New thread - New reply
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You know, AOL Instant Messenger.
I still use it
 
3.7%, 1 vote
I used to use it a lot
 
44.4%, 12 votes
I used it a little bit
 
7.4%, 2 votes
I never used it
 
29.6%, 8 votes
So much for 'daily', huh
 
14.8%, 4 votes
Multi-voting is disabled. 27 users have voted.

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Posted on 10-10-17 03:06:03 AM (last edited by Sanqui at 10-10-17 03:24:36 AM) Link | Quote
You may have heard that AIM is shutting down mid December this year.

I wrote about it already, but I'm curious where everyone else stands. I logged in and saw just a few people, but it looks like they might just be people who had mobile information set, or probably just never signed out from things like Trillian.
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Posted on 10-10-17 03:20:18 AM Link | Quote
Still use it. Not as much as I used to, but I still use it.

Kind of irritated they're killing it, honestly. There goes something that was easy to use on anything (and migrating a few people over)
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Posted on 10-10-17 03:32:13 AM Link | Quote
I've never had many contacts on AIM. MSN and ICQ were what I used in my early years.

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Posted on 10-10-17 04:01:34 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Sanqui
I've never had many contacts on AIM. MSN and ICQ were what I used in my early years.



MSN seemed to be more favored outside of the US, thought I can't imagine why

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Posted on 10-10-17 05:24:05 AM (last edited by Eppy37 at 10-10-17 05:27:08 AM) Link | Quote
I used it a long time ago. Haven't touched it in forever. I recall having my birth date in my name because I created it when I was young and couldn't think of anything better...
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Posted on 10-10-17 06:01:35 AM Link | Quote
Yeah I used MSN back in the day, it wasn't until years later that I heard about AIM, but at that point it was already on the decline and skype was the new hot great thing.... funny how that one went.
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Posted on 10-10-17 08:32:21 AM Link | Quote
I used to use it back when we had AOL itself as our ISP, so before 2005, but even then I mostly used ICQ, aside from for maybe 2 or 3 people who only had AIM. Never had MSN, tho other people I knew used it around 2007, 2008 or so.
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Posted on 10-10-17 02:52:26 PM Link | Quote
The real question is if we're going to see anyone who used Y!M

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Posted on 10-10-17 03:16:15 PM Link | Quote
I never used AIM, and I don't really know what it was like. I've used MSN in the past for a short period of time, but I also only had like a couple of people to talk to.

I never found myself too fond of instant chat services, for the most part I feel like I don't really have anything to say or contribute. Sometimes I don't really bother logging in as well, such is the case with Discord (usually a few days at most) and IRC (for three months! wow).
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Posted on 10-10-17 03:47:37 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Lunaria
Yeah I used MSN back in the day, it wasn't until years later that I heard about AIM, but at that point it was already on the decline and skype was the new hot great thing.... funny how that one went.
Same here, in grade school MSN was popular (I remember some friends 'competing' to see who could add as many friends on MSN as possible) and I stuck with it for all of high school, but at some point Skype took over, and then people just moved on to Facebook's direct messaging... MSN and Skype allowed for group chats but I barely made use of it, so I suppose that's why real-life friends just moved on to FB. I only ever heard about AIM when I found Jul and it had profile fields for it.

I still use IRC and Discord actively, but I don't really think many of my school friends would bother to use either of them...
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Posted on 10-10-17 06:42:14 PM (last edited by Kak at 10-10-17 06:42:58 PM) Link | Quote
I never really used any of those programs - back in 2008-2009 my parents were using MSN to communicate with other relatives; but it didn't go any further than that (and I didn't use it myself either)


by the time I started to communicate with others online (2013) all of these programs were dead. oh well
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Posted on 10-10-17 07:12:13 PM Link | Quote
everyone i talk to is on IRC or FB or IRL.

AIM was a huge part of my life, but that’s in the past.
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Posted on 10-10-17 07:25:37 PM Link | Quote
I'm pretty sure I still have you on my friends list, even.
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Posted on 10-10-17 07:45:36 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
I'm pretty sure I still have you on my friends list, even.

ur on my friends list in my heart forever
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Posted on 10-11-17 12:38:44 AM Link | Quote
It was my primary messenger for years and years and years.

I've been trying to move on from it personally, though, as of right before it shut down. Just no one was on it anymore and the new AIM was complete and utter garbage to use.
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Posted on 10-11-17 02:16:46 AM Link | Quote
AIM never caught on in my circles in Australia so I never used it. Everyone around me went ICQ -> MSN -> Facebook, more or less.
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Posted on 10-11-17 04:32:07 AM Link | Quote
ICQ was really interesting just because everyone was a number. No concept of screen names or things for a while.
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Posted on 10-12-17 05:41:10 PM Link | Quote
Ah, AIM. Yeah, I used AIM a lot. Like Xenesis said, it never caught on in Australia, but I didn’t have a lot of Australian Internet friends! Back when I was involved with the Final Fantasy VII Citadel, I was chatting with a lot of Americans and Canadians, so AIM was the thing.

It was with much loathing that I eventually used MSN.

Oh and I used ICQ before that, but I never really got a lot of friends on it, so much as I did some internet tough guy talk to creepy perverts who saw I was a girl online.
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Posted on 10-13-17 12:28:02 PM Link | Quote
Good lord, FF7C. I never really remembered anything about it, but I recall stumbling across it during one of my Acmlmboard history safaris a few months ago.

I feel old.
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Posted on 10-14-17 03:13:08 PM Link | Quote
In the past two years, I went from using it daily to... Never using it. I guess they timed its demise well.
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