Club-Admiralty

v6.2.1 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Adieu AIM!

So...I guess now that Verizon owns AOL it's strategically killing off old products.  The most recent product on the chopping block is AIM (AOL Instant Message. On December 15th of this year AIM will be no more, and it will be joining Yahoo! Messenger (classic) up in Valhalla.  I didn't use this in high school, but many of my classmates did. After hanging out after school, many logged onto
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Adieu MessageMe, we hardly knew ya!

Well, another one bites the dust, or as would be more apt to say: another one gets bought out!  This weekend I got a note that Yahoo has acquired the SMS replacement called MessageMe and the service will be shutting down to focus on some yahoo specific projects (are they going to reinvigorate Yahoo Messenger?)This closure brings back to the forefront something I've said in the past (maybe here,
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Adieu Messager, I guess...

I was reading my email this morning and I got a note from Microsoft telling me that they are trashing Windows Messenger and keeping Skype in it's place.  The truth is that I haven't used messenger in quite some time, but with Windows 8 I was looking forward to having it run in the background so I could use it for messaging (sort of how I have iMessage logged into my Yahoo, MSN Live, and AIM accounts
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