For example, the statute banned “instant messaging” services—that were defined as services that enabled instantaneous text transmissions—but the State claimed that this did not include text messaging services.
The court was charitable toward the legislature, but at a certain point the snark just broke through: Without intending to be unkind, the fourth suggested construction is laughable.
: The statute requires offenders to disclose device identifiers as well as “internet communication identifiers”.A related statutory provision also required offenders to consent to a search of his or her devices.So, maybe I was wrrong, but I thought this question was about the old days.I think most people did abandon AOL before they went free in 2005 --- I was in the chat rooms a lot and it seems by mid-2003 a lot of people were leaving the "walled garden" of AOL for general internet sites like Yahoo and Google and My Space (remember that? What confuses me is why chat rooms in general have disappeared? I can remember having 4 or 5 girls chatting with me at once on a typical night, and before you know it I got phone numbers and "let's meet" messages from them.
Needless to say, my sex life was quite healthy and vigorous back then Ever since about 2005, the AOL chat rooms pretty much died out, and other services like Yahoo Chat never got popular.
Citing to an array of facts and figures regarding the ubiquity of social networks and utilities, the court says that the statute restricts the affected individuals from using “an enormous portion of the internet” to engage in expressive activity.
: Section 28.322.05 banned sex offenders from using any “social networking website, instant messaging, or chat room service” that also allows users who are less than 18 to access those services.
AOL changed its brand from an ISP to an internet portal.
I guess you can still use AIM if you like, but I don't know if it has chatrooms unless you create your own with other users.
I assumed most people quit AOL long before they went free. I had no idea that they kept running chats after that.