(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.
Not surprisingly, it is worth noting that a few in Yahoo! One-liners and introductions are all that remain as the majority male user sits back to compete for the rare, “amateur” female. The goal is no longer (not to be confused with a sext in mobile culture), which has become insufficient; instead, it is the hunt for the human female, and the possible webcam to follow, which inspires the male user of these dead zones.
Engaged in a complicated form of necrophilia, the user hopes to find a sex partner in a cemetery.
It is accepted practice that we are to monitor our daily digital interactions as if our life depended on it, and indeed, often it does.