Remember when: Looking back at classic AOL moments

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By: ZACHARY GOLDSTEIN

With the endless updates to our phones, computers and social lives that we have to deal with on a daily basis, it makes us long for the days of old. There was a time when a software update came in the form of an AOL CD delivered to your door, when "You've Got Mail!" meant something magical had happened and when A/S/L replaced "hello."

Luckily AOL has been here from the start, so scroll down to re-live some of those classic AOL moments over and over again -- with GIFS!

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Remember when: Looking back at classic AOL moments
"Age/Sex/Location" the first words of all online friendships
"Away From Keyboard" in other words "don't say anything because my mom might be on the computer"
"At The Moment" because three letters is always easier
"Boyfriend or Girlfriend" or "I like u but I don't know if u like me"
"Be Right Back" See: "ATM"
"For The Win" the easiest way to express your pleasure with a subject "Tostitos FTW!"
"Got To Go" or "I need to leave this convo"
"Love You Lots" because typing the word 'love' is scary when you're 11
"Oh My Gosh" All-Caps necessary 
"Bye For Now" or "I want to talk to u again so don't forget"
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