AOL IM is one of the few reasons that most people have stuck with AOL in recent days, or at least that is what it seems like. One survery showed that the majority of people with AOL have been with them for so long due to not wishing to change their email address. Many, many people stick with AIM because they do not wish to change their screen name and so many folks are still on AIM.
AIM does not have that many great features compared to a lot of other clients.
It is far too ad driven, too clunky, too slow, etc. The chat rooms do not work very well in my experience and ad bots have become quite common.
All in all I think a lot of people would have given away AOL Instant Messenger a long time ago if it were not for the herd mentality and the fact that most people are on the service. I certainly would not use AIM to conduct any serious business. Although some people do…
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