And here I thought it was my fault…

I experienced intermittent connectivity issues with AOL Instant Messenger. I thought it was just issues with my internet connection… Seems I was not alone:

‘Glitch’ Keeps Some AIM Users Offline

AOL told BetaNews Wednesday afternoon it is in the process of resolving a “technical glitch” that is affecting a limited number of AIM users. The problem surfaced early in the day, and resulted in some users being knocked off the service repeatedly.

The company did not say what caused the problem, which seemed to hit users in various regions of the United States. “All affected AIM users will have their service issue resolved by very early morning, though for many AIM users, the problem has already been fixed,” an AOL spokesperson told BetaNews.