Free ‘Expressions’ No More

America Online has started charging a small fee for the Expressions for AOL Instant Messenger users. Expressions — downloadable skins or themes that add graphics and animation to users’ Buddy List and IM windows — are free to users of AOL service and its built-in IM client, although users of the more popular free AIM client must shell out $1.95 per month for Expressions, or $9.95 annually.

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