Old aim chat
In January 2008, AOL introduced experimental Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) support for AIM,) that the AOL XMPP gateway would be desupported, effective March 28, 2017.For privacy regulations, AIM has strict age restrictions.AOL were not happy about this and started blocking MSN Messenger from being able to access AIM.Around 2011 AIM started to lose popularity rapidly, partly due to the quick rise of Gmail and its built-in real-name Google Chat instant messenger integration in 2011 and because many people started purely moving onto SMS text messaging and later social networking websites (in particular, Facebook Messenger, which was released as a standalone app the same year) for instant messaging.
They were primarily put into place as a marketing strategy and for unique advertising options.
The AIM mascot was designed by Jo Roan Lazaro and was implemented in the first release in 1997.
This was a yellow stickman-like figure, often called the "Running Man".
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This allows anything one posts to be used without a separate request for permission.Some are made to relate to children and teenagers, like Spleak, others give advice, and others are for more general purposes, such as Smarter Child.