Chatting With Porno Scambot Reveals Dark Truths About Nature Of Human Consciousness

Chatting With Porno Scambot Reveals Dark Truths About Nature Of Human Consciousness

What does it mean to be human? What defines our humanity? Writer Clive Thompson pondered these questions one night recently as he was being solicited by an online chatbot over AIM trying to get him to go to her sexy webcam site. [More]

Why Does AOL Instant Messenger Mobile Use Text Messages
Without Telling Me?

Why Does AOL Instant Messenger Mobile Use Text Messages Without Telling Me?

Heather tells Consumerist that has AOL Instant Messenger installed on her smartphone, but doesn’t really use it. Lately, she’s left the program running more often, and made an alarming discovery: she was charged for 800 text messages, even though she didn’t send 800 text messages. The culprit? AIM, of course. Each IM to and from her phone was charged as a text message. [More]

How To Delete Your Online Accounts

How To Delete Your Online Accounts

PC Mag has assembled a list of instructions on how to wipe your account from a long list of websites, including Classmates.com (you’ll have to call), Windows Live ID (it’s complicated), and Friendster (ha ha ha). In many cases, canceling is as straightforward as clicking a link and authorizing the cancellation, but it’s nice to see all the phone numbers and tips collected in one spot.

Verizon's Policy Blog V. SmarterChild

Verizon's Policy Blog V. SmarterChild

Verizon’s so-called “policy blog” is a grotesquely self-serving marketing orifice, perhaps the worst corporate blog we’ve ever read. We decided to stack Verizon’s inane sales schmaltz against the internet’s preeminent bullshit-spewing chatbot, SmarterChild….

Choose Your Own AOL Sponsored Spamventure

Choose Your Own AOL Sponsored Spamventure

Great Moments in Customer/Bank Relations

Great Moments in Customer/Bank Relations

And you think you have some nightmarish customer horror stories.

Quit AOL And Keep Your Email

Quit AOL And Keep Your Email

Now that AOL has dropped “America” from its title, you no longer even have the excuse of patriotism to stick with them.