Now you can Connect with your AIM Friends on Gmail, iGoogle, Orkut, and Google Talk. So now it is not required to have an AIM account to connect to your friends using AIM.
Instead Now you just need your AIM friends Email address (i.e their AOL Screennames). Add them just like you add your other Gmail Contacts to your Chat list & when they accept your chat request you would be able to see them in your Chat List. Simple!
Now AIM Users are also able to add Google Contacts to their AIM Chat Clients same way as it can be done in Google Talk.
This one is an Pretty Good Improvement by the Gmail team. What's your take on this?