(which in the 2010s seemingly makes no business sense) continue to search for human users to visit their dead. This is the result of the chatroom’s success –a bot-pocalypse, whereby individual humans have been extinguished from a social environment after its popularity.
Bots, spam, scams follow success, and over-population in the past has led to a flight from the chaotic environment, to other social spaces, a result similar to what Virginia Heffernan describes as “suburbia” with respect to regulated app culture, but which could easily be applied to the flight from pre-web 2.0 social spaces to the structure of Facebook (or, more recently, from Myspace to Facebook). The bots are all that’s left as proof of a social space’s former glory; picking apart what’s left of the chat carrion.
“There are reasonable theories about what brings out the best or worst online behaviors: demographics, economics, child-rearing trends, perhaps even the average time of day of usage could play a role.
My opinion, however, is that certain details in the design of the user interface experience of a website are the most important factors.” -Jaron Lanier Although Zuckerbergian philosophy states that all should be shared, anonymous is on the rise.
In reaction to the over-publicity of the self (which one could argue is in itself violent and pornographic in its own self-serving way) as conditioned by the social web, users have flocked to the other extreme of pure anonymity, preferring to live under the more anarchic conditions facilitated by 4chan for the sake of maintaining a level of power and control over their own privacy and identity.
If their dialog, among other features, is so easy to single out, why bother? It may be that they continue to confuse and generate revenue from the few Yahoo! Another possibility, whether or not based in truth, is that these businesses being promoted no longer exist, yet their hordes of bots, let loose upon Yahoo!Using auto-response, the bots are subject to well-defined algorithms, rules of sociality and expected reactions, even when no one is there.Where have all the humans migrated in the wake of this virus? This is the result of a pathetic strategy; if it is only they and the bots, then the sole female is uncontested. Chat, but others like Chat Avenue, whose adult (i.e., sex) room refreshes at such a rapid pace that conversation is made impossible.Somewhat romantically, these purveyors of, almost always, pornography are stuck in the language of a pre-social web, using presently dead styles, like “kewl.” Ironically, their language is either a caricature of netspeak, or their grammar is too proper, too proper to be human. pornography: videos, camgirls, with all requiring “free” credit-card registration (just to verify age, of course).The goal of bots is to promote and link users to certain content. With the number of bots proliferating in the rooms, there can be no doubt that at some point we failed the Turing Test.