Question of the day
Friday, Oct 6, 2017
* Back in the days when smart phones didn’t exist and texting was fairly rare, AOL Instant Messenger was all the rage. The company eventually developed a small mobile device which could send AIMs to other AOL users. Several campaigns used the very edgy technology.
But after 20 years, it’s shutting down. From a message I received this morning…
Only a handful of people I know still use it, but I still get occasional messages from folks on the system.
A political friend was at one time the most prodigious AIM user I’ve ever known. I walked into her office one day and mentioned I had been trying over and over to send instant messages to her and wasn’t getting a response. She looked and said she had 200 active AIM conversations on her desktop computer and, apparently, that was the company’s limit. It had happened before, she said, which is why she knew.
* The Question: What are the various ways you electronically communicate with others? Explain if necessary.