I remember chatting with a friend on Yahoo! Messenger, and having a totally separate convo with that same friend on AIM. I preferred Yahoo, and pretty much used it until text messages and Facebook Messenger supplanted it.
Technology was fun and exciting, especially in the late 80s and through the 90s and I would say it mostly improved our lives back then right up until social media came along, then the smartphone and it was all downhill from there.
I remember when Yahoo was the number one search engine, all the others at that time are gone. Why?
They did not keep up with the current trends.
Once some one is number ONE, they think it will be forever. What they are doing is great so can not improve or change. Wrong! gotta change with the times and the people.
Good bye Yahoo search, Yahoo messenger, and the others who did not keep up with the changing times