The Social Networker

by Chris Miller at 02:35:25 PM on Friday, June 13th, 2008
If you use AIM for more than chat, you might want to back up your data according to this announcement:
Dear AIM Groups user,

The AIM Groups product team wants to let you know about upcoming changes that will affect your current experience.  As of July 10, 2008, AIM Groups will no longer be accessible.  Here are some tips that will help you to maintain the information that is important tot you:

- Group E-Mail: Please be aware that you will no longer be able to access your group email address or use group listserv functionality.

- Forum Conversations: We understand that some groups use their forums frequently in order to communicate.  If you would like to save any of these conversations, please manually make a copy of the content prior to July 10, 2008.  They will no longer be available as of that date.

in the meantime, head on over to AIM Groups so that you can get a head start on backing up your information.

Sincerely,
The AIM Groups Team


So basically, screw you, we wont even leave it there as static content.  While we could do this to preserve the data and have it for archiving, we are simply turning off the servers and deleting every backup tape we have.  Thanks.

  • 1) The further decline of AIM, they are closing their groups
    Created by Turtle at 6/13/2008 3:11:23 PM email | website

    On Yahoo, I cc a mail-in database on my own Domino server, so that everything posted there ends up in an archive I control. That way if Yahoo does something like this down the road, I still have the archive and could use it to rebuild the mailing list somewhere else.

  • 2) The further decline of AIM, they are closing their groups
    Created by Ted at 6/13/2008 4:50:46 PM email |

    AIM - that's so last century...



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