AOL Instant Messenger Is Shutting Down And People Are Sharing Their Most Embarassing Screen Names In Honor Of It

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Oh, AOL Instant Messenger. You were such a fond part of my upbringing. I spent countless hours messaging my friends on AIM, making sure they were constantly aware of my every move with witty away messages complete with lots of *~DeCoR~*

But after 20 years, AOL has announced that they’re officially shutting down AOL Instant Messenger in December, and people are commemorating the service by sharing their best (and most cringe-worthy) screen names, and it’s hilarious.


Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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