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.