AOL pulls the plug on Instant Messenger division (updated)


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what long way it has come. back in the days... whenver you reinstall windows... AIM was always one of the essential softwares you would put on. past relationships used to end on AIM as well.. now a days... you break it up on facebook lol.


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Who uses a dedicated chat client anymore? That's what I really want to know.
I don't know if this counts, but for years my family has had a couple dedicated channels on a chat client called "Team Speak"! We still use it, I have the client running all the time on a small in home server I got, as so anyone can use it who is registered on the "family channel" at anytime day or night. I just talked to my Uncle a couple days back on it, we all tend to like it! :)


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For what it's worth, I talk to people on AIM on a daily basis. I also use skype and gtalk as well, it just depends on personal preference really.


I still use aim. I even use it to talk to my Facebook friends. I hope they let me reach out to the people I talk to before its completely gone. This is going to change the way I spend time at the computer.


:(I do not chat
don't need rude interruptions but recently:
I am getting this message frequently, interspersed with “This computer appears to be offline”
Messaging Agent wants to use your confidential information stored in “f...o” in your keychain.
Do you want to allow access to this item?
I click DENY since I haven’t the foggiest idea who is sending it or why and it’s a rude interruption.
Despite deny, I then get this:
AOL Instant Messenger password
Please enter your login ID and password for
So then I click CANCEL but it keeps coming back
Also sometimes a little box pops up.
Very annoying
Piss off!!!

Who is this Messaging Agent?
What is Instant Messenger?
What is it for?
Do I need it?
How did they find me?