AOL has decided to expand their instant messaging system by allowing users to access the AIM service through their cell phone via text messaging. Apparently this is a new idea. I was under the impression that AOL had already done this, but obviously that's not the case. If so, why didn't they do this sooner???
I remember when AIM first came out and, oh my goodness, my friends and I were on it ALL THE TIME. That was the main medium for communication for a long time between my friends. Anyhow, although I still have a screename, I use AIM seldomly if at all. I am not sure if I don't use AIM because it reminds me of my sophomoric days or because texting and using my cell phone is more convenient. I'm guessing it is a combination of both factors. Obviously, this is why AOL is jumping on the text messaging bandwagon. They need this feature in order keep AIM alive because I doubt I am the only one who has forgotten about it.
So although my days of instant messaging were not that long ago, I highly doubt they will ever start up again. I'd rather pick up my cell phone and call someone or send them a text rather than signing on to a computer and "chatting." What about you?