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.
a_strawberrygirl59214 (4/4/2012 PM): wtf, im not a bot norbertogomezjr (4/4/2012 PM): i’m sorry. Chat between the author and chat-bot, April 4, 2012.] Sometimes the bots surprise me, as their responses and use of language is slowly updated by a mysterious figure: for example, I was once asked, “Who you callin’ a bot?
” Yet their creators remain wholly unknown and unquestioned by users.
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.
Engaged in a complicated form of necrophilia, the user hopes to find a sex partner in a cemetery.
“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.
Whole rooms exist with various themes, topics, sub-topics, and subject matter with rarely a living human in sight.
One can’t help but imagine bot-2-bot conversation, an endless loop of automated responses, ad infinitum.
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!
(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.
In 2017, new software was added to the website based on due to browser restrictions and the end-of-life announcement by Flash.