A feature of AOL Instant Messanger. It is a user-generated list of AIM "screen names", generally friends, family, and associates. The AIM program then displays who on your Buddy List is currently online and their status (away, idle, etc).

The Buddy List can also be configured to alert the user with a custom or built-in notification when a particular member of the Buddy List signs onto the service.

The Buddy List also allows the grouping of members into sub-categories, such as Family, Co-Workers, or School. Their names are displayed under the particular category on the Buddy List.

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