AIM to End This Year

(KCRG-TV9) -- People old enough to remember dial-up internet probably also used AOL Instant Messenger or AIM.

The parent company of AIM announced Friday that the product will shut down December 15.

Instant messenger launched in 1997 giving users an era-defining communications platform for the time. But it failed to evolve with consumer needs.

Ironically, the upcoming shutdown was announced on Twitter and Tumbler.

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