It’s too bad but IRC is being ruined a sullen, mopey, culture despite the solid technology behind it. After all the domain cost them what, for 2 years tops? a court fight against high powered corporate lawyers?
13) Microsoft Haters:: Yes Windows ME is probably not as good as Windows 98. This sort of blatant intimidation is becoming more and more common on the net.
Basically most E/N sites are updated with exciting newsflashes that cover what the webmaster ate for breakfast or what CD they bought at the mall.
I mean how do you get people to invest millions of dollars and sink whole fortunes into the stocks of companies with miniscule revenue streams that have never made any money and really don’t have any prospects of making cash for years at best?
16) Game Hackers: Every time a great multiplayer game comes out on the net you can be sure that there’ll be a group of people who immediately start looking for a way to hack it. As more and more people started hacking the game they got bored playing against the computer. So then for they started killing other players who had no chance against them because of their hacked stats and gear.
10) Net Ignorance:: One thing I’ve definitely realized after doing internet tech support is that the overwhelming majority of the people on the net have no clue what they are doing.
Terms like browser, AOL, the internet, URL, ISP, etc mean nothing to them.
Yahoo is making an effort to get rid of it’s pedophile chat rooms after a 13 year old girl was raped after a meeting was set up online.
Hopefully more companies will follow Yahoo’s example.
The next thing you know they make the hacks available to the public and more and more people start to use them. Soon at least 1 out of every 3 games ended with hacked characters wrecking the game for honest players. This is a pattern that has been repeated again and again in online games and it’s too bad. 14) IRC:: There is nothing wrong with the technology of IRC. Netscape is slower, less user friendly to install, and much more crash prone than IE.
In fact if you have a group of friends and want to get together to chat IRC is a good place to set it up. You could literally go through dozens and dozens of chat rooms without ever finding a place to meet people online. The thing that really bugs me is when people go on and on and on about Microsoft “Winblow$” and how terrible it is when they’re using Outlook Express and Internet Explorer. 12) Domain Name Disputes:: For the most part domain name disputes these days consist of big companies using their lawyers to intimidate people out of domain names that they have questionable claims on.
In a world wide web filled with crap E/N sites are particularly annoying.
17) Dot Com Mania:: I am piling on a bit here but I have never really understood the stock markets incredible fascination with “dot com companies”.
The ad company I had and dropped for Brass Knuckles Webzine under counted my traffic by 70%, rarely responded to emails, and never paid me.