You heard right, AOL Instant Messenger is actually still running and there are people still using it who will find this news distressing. You have until December 15th to download any files you might have stored there, though your buddy list will not make it unless someone out there designs a third party tool. We lost Geocities in 2009; what's next, MySpace?
"However, AIM couldn't make the seamless transition to mobile, where most users rely on instant messaging services. Users will be able to manually download any images or files on AIM before the service shuts down. However, users won't be able to export or save their Buddy List, the group of contacts available on AIM."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Bluetooth Won't Replace the Headphone Jack — Walled Gardens Will @ Slashdot
- BlackBerry Motion will ditch the keyboard in favour of fully-touchscreen design @ The Inquirer
- Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals your encrypted drive's password in the hint box @ The Register