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Do you still use AOL ?

Asked by pattyb (786points) February 26th, 2008

I remember in the early 90’s plucking down my 25 bucks a month, listening to my modem squeal, and thinking “this is the best invention ever”. Talk about a company that had tremendous skys the limit potential, I know they made piles of money early on , but they really ” Spit The Bit” ” Dropped the Ball” etc. etc. Your thoughts?

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syz's avatar

I dropped them a long time ago when they became huge and unwieldy.

cwilbur's avatar

I kept them around when the bring-your-own-access plan was $14 or so a month, and then when they went free I had no reason to ditch them. I don’t use them much, though.

mirza's avatar

If you mean as an internet service provider, NO i don’t use AOL—instead I use Optimum Online / Cablevision as my internet serrvice.

But I still some AOL services today like AIM and their customized e-mail addresses

row4food's avatar

i had a professor who still used it and i thought it was strange, that maybe he was the last person who still had it…

Zaku's avatar

I’ve never thought much of AOL. Especially since the Internet became dead easy to get stuff from (~1992?), or even before, they’ve pretty much always served the audience of people who want to network their computer but want it dumbed down, candied up, branded, sanitized, genericized, etc.

skeeto's avatar

just the webmail.

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