More Reasons to Hate AOL

AOL has many reasons to be hated. In cyberspace, there isn’t a name that conjures up more negative baggage. AOL’s merger with Huffington Post simply meant we were bound to see more photos of celebrities without their makeup on Arianna’s news site. (See Cameron Diaz without makeup below.)

Photo courtesy of Huffington Post

On top of my list of reasons to hate AOL is the way the AOL home page has taken upon themselves to publicly humiliate people who have been accused of crimes. The AOL site plays judge and jury – as it grabs mug shots of people arrested and pastes their faces in the AOL daily photo slideshow; a modern day equivalent of being branded with a Scarlett A and placed in the town square – except with a badge of cyber-shame.

In medieval times, public humiliation involved sticking an accused criminal in stocks and having the local populace pelt them with rotten tomatoes and verbal abuse. No need for stocks in 2012 –  just place their unfortunate mug shot on AOL and let the readers tear them a new one on the comment page.

Look at this stupid woman: she was arrested 3 times in hour:

But if you read the actual news story, you’ll learn that she was driving over the speed limit because she was rushing to help her injured 79-year-old mother. Stupid lady – let’s laugh at her folly.

Why do you hate AOL? We at COED want to know – tell us in the Comment Section.



    1. robert says:

      I hate AOL because they have gotten into the recent habit of posting pictures daily of children who have been slain on their main page as soon as you go to it. It is happening with regularity now. It has gotten to the point where in the past you knew their would be a Kardasian mention on the main page EVERY day and they are doing the same with youngsters who have passed. I found this site because I am trying to find an alternative to them and transfer my email. The children thing is sickening.

    2. Suzie says:

      I do not like aol for the reasons stated as well as their lack in customer support. You call tech support, they tell you it will cost 100.00 to cancel? Really, no. They do not get rid of the obvious hackers that use their software, and I know this for a fact since the same guy constantly uses programs to lock people out for hours at a time. They call it a backdoor, and well aol doesn't care that he runs around with hundreds of names like an uncontrolled child. So , unless you want your computer to lock up and be locked out I do not recommend their crap service to anyone. The child thing is sickening I fully agree!

    3. WAW says:

      I utterly despise the phoney hypocrit Arianna Huffington. The "news" has got so trivial so superficial. I am looking for some other service. It will take time but I will find it. I just wish they had a "COMMENTS" email but there seems to be no way to contact them.

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