Is Facebook becoming the New AOL

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Trouble, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Trouble

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    For those of us, old enough to remember dialup and the AOL CDs that used to arrive in the mail or could be obtained from various other sources, we can also remember how the default "Web" behaved and worked when using the AOL connection.

    You pretty much got the stuff you searched for through the AOL portal and many users had no idea that you could just minimize that portal and open a normal web browser like Netscape (popular at the time, not so much anymore) and surf "normally". So by that device AOL sort of controlled through their portal what you got to see.

    Now it looks like Facebook might be attempting to drive a similar experience for their users.
    http://www.wired.com/2014/10/facebo...geek&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

    Can't say that I would be sad to see them go the way of AOL.
     
    Trouble, Oct 30, 2014
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