AIM and Social Networking


It’s amazing how social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, etc. have affected the use of AOL Instant Messenger.  In my college days, before the entrance of social networking to our lives, my friends, classmates, and just about everyone else would use AIM to communicate about parties, friendly convos, questions on homework, etc.  With the advent of facebook, I saw little decline during my college years, until the addition of the “chat” feature.  Granted, I’m sure the timeline is skewed by the fact that I’ve grown up and most of those same contacts have stopped using the program all together in their post-college lifestyles, but at the same time, I wonder how much of the advances of social networking have taken out the legs of AIM and other instant chatting programs.  Do college and high school students even use said messaging programs anymore or do they just rely on facebook chat?   Maybe I’m just getting too old for all this technological bullshit.  I’ll just stick with email and bitching on my blog.


2 thoughts on “AIM and Social Networking

  1. I still use aim, and I hate, hate, hate facebook chat. I consider myself a geek, and I love new technology, and I’m here to say that just because it’s “new” doesn’t always mean it’s better.

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