After 20 years, AOL Instant Messenger, which influenced everything from text messaging to modern apps like Snapchat, will shut down forever December 15. What do you think?


“I guess you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s taken away 10 years after becoming laughably obsolete.”

Jessa Erbentraut • Carousel Attendant

“This makes me so nostalgic for a time when I was depressed and socially isolated.”

Bill Maciaci • Hinge Tester

“Then I’ve still got until December 15 to find out if my crush likes me.”

Zach Eubanks • Blimp Moorer