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Post Posted December 15th, 2017, 5:49 am

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/12/ ... t-forever/

AOL pulled the plug. Can't say that I miss it.
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Post Posted December 15th, 2017, 1:25 pm

For me, in the Netherlands, ICQ (I don't remember my #) and not much later MSN (that one might still work?) were the messengers of choice.

I'm currently still on IRC (not the same channels), Skype (since '04 I believe), and Discord. Skype certainly isn't as interesting as it once was. Everything does decent voice calls now I suppose, but you can't just switch just like that. :P
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Post Posted December 16th, 2017, 4:09 am

Discord is certainly becoming the next AIM since its host to more than just gaming related communication now.
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Post Posted December 27th, 2017, 9:28 pm

makes me wonder why ICQ is still alive.

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Post Posted December 28th, 2017, 7:03 pm

Mouse4 wrote:makes me wonder why ICQ is still alive.


It was sold to a Russian internet company later after AOL acquired it.
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Post Posted December 28th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Omega X wrote:
Mouse4 wrote:makes me wonder why ICQ is still alive.


It was sold to a Russian internet company later after AOL acquired it.

yeah i remember that, but surely even that doesn't have as many users on it now

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Post Posted December 28th, 2017, 8:42 pm

Who knows. I've thought the same thing about IRC and Newsgroups. And yet there are still places that uses those.
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Post Posted December 28th, 2017, 9:06 pm

Omega X wrote:Who knows. I've thought the same thing about IRC and Newsgroups. And yet there are still places that uses those.

i used to use Newsgroups a lot back in early 2000 but not now. i do use IRC mainly for Linux related stuff. , i dunno but it looks like Pidgin IM client is Dead, i cant see any real activity going or moving toward the 3.0.0 client that was to come out

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