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AIM was the killer app of 1997. It’s still shaping the internet today

12 mins | Dec 18, 2019
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Decades before Messenger, WhatsApp or Slack, AIM was the killer app of instant messaging. "It was the quintessential millennial technology: a free messaging service that allowed people to broadcast their personalities, via avatars and profiles, for semi-public consumption. AIM invented the idea that you were always online — and if you weren’t, you’d set up an away message to let people know." Writing in Fast Company, Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan explains how AOL's pioneering messaging service is still shaping the internet today.
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