“I’ll add you to my buddy list”. 10 years ago AIM was the way people communicated. Simple chat messages back and forth would be peoples lives. Where did this go? We still have things like GChat and Facebook chat but it seems like people don’t use them the same way Aim was popular. My guess is that the text message is what put AIM down. With smart phones now, people basically have an AIM that can walk. This way you don’t have to be stuck at your computer to chat. Which I suppose is why GChat and Facebook chat will never catch on. While starting to write this entry I didn’t really think that this texting was such a compelling (great word) answer but now I’m pretty convinced that it’s the number 1 reason why AIM fell. Those were the days.