“AIM’s popularity started to decline when Gmail and others offered built-in chatting functions—and plummeted when smartphones took off. That the program has existed so long after its heyday is surprising in and of itself.” But the end is nigh. From Quartz: AOL Instant Messenger is dead. (You can’t complain about the death of AIM unless you were notified about it via instant message.)

+ Here’s a stat for you: Nearly four million people in the US still subscribe to Netflix DVDs by mail. (Might as well throw a few AOL CDs into the envelope).