Was once popular a few years ago among pre-teens and teens, but has since died down a lot. "Nobody uses AIM anymore" says one of my friends. Many users have not logged on for a year or so now. The alternative today is facebook chat, it is simple and convenient, and no need for screenames or buddy info - just your facebook profile is all you need. AIM was once a big hit but now is just like myspace - the empty network.
Girl A - Hey do you use AIM?
Girl B - No AIM sucks and nobody uses it anymore
Girl A - true, can we talk on fb chat?
Girl B - sure