It's the end of an era for AOL Instant Messenger, and that means a big change at Hudson Valley Focus Live.
AIM, as it's known, is shutting down today after 20 years. AOL says while AIM ignited a cultural shift, the way we communicate with each other has changed profoundly. Still, 24/7 News Source says anyone who ever used Instant Messenger will remember the thrill of being an early adopter, including that first screen name and being able to chat with friends anytime, anyplace.
On the Morning Show we have used AIM to communicate from studio to studio and it has been a big help. I now am trying out a new system, I will let you know how that works out.