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Let’s take a moment of silence for the death of AOL Instant Messenger

Karen Hao
Let’s take a moment of silence for the death of AOL Instant Messenger

Today is the day that AOL Instant Messenger dies. In October, when Oath, the Verizon subsidiary that owns AOL, announced that it would be shutting down the service on Dec. 15, Americans who came of age in the 1990s nostalgically mourned the loss of a childhood staple. As Quartz’s Mike Murphy previously wrote: For many…