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Childhood Nostalgia and Instant Messaging

It’s 2018, and I haven’t been a fan of talking to people since I discovered AOL Instant Messenger at age thirteen in 2003. Even writing out the entire name seems tedious — it was simply AIM back then. The ‘send’ and ‘receive’ message notifications are reminiscent of my childhood the same way a previous generation remembers the sounds of Atari and Nintendo. Once my family broke free from the chains of dial-up internet, instant messaging became elevated to an even greater status....