I checked my mail and what do I see?
PC Magazine with one of the features, “Say Goodbye to AOL.” Before I dropped this ‘zine in the trash, I decided to give it a skim to see what they are buzzing about. Needless to say my subscription is free, so frankly I don’t pay much attention to the content aimed at novice users.
What did the article say?
It regurgitated the same spoon-fed anti-AOL propaganda, citing the Vincent Ferrari incident and continued to add fuel to the fire for readers to have their friends and family leave AOL. The focus of the article was aimed at soliciting readers to use a $25 software to export their account contents.
The article failed to point out the fact that people can cancel (convert their account to free) without any effort at all. If folks don’t pay for AOL, is there any harm in using it? Yeah, I know the ads and the quirky software … but is it that bad, requiring you defend your ideological position and spend an additional $25?
I’d show you how to export your favorites and address book for free, but then I’m just as guilty as PCM.