Logos Quiz Level 3-26 Answers
AOL Inc. is a mass media company from New York City. They were founded in 1983 as Control Video Corporation. This first iteration of AOL created an online service for the Atari console to buy video games on demand. In 1989, after a separation from Apple, the company changed its name to America Online. At this time, the company tried to be a service for people who were not comfortable with computer usage. In the early 1990s, AOL started creating chat rooms, which were available by subscription. They offered private rooms, conferences rooms and auditoriums, which held varying amount of people and were increasingly moderated in correlation to their size.
AOL users paid to use their chat rooms and other services until 2006. At this point, AIM, AOL Video, Local, News and email addresses became available to the public for free. In the last few years, AOL has acquired many other web content creators, like goviral, the Huffington Post and Hipster. AOL supplied internet to over half of consumers who had internet in the late 1990s. The dial up noise to connect to the internet became a noise known across the country. AOL chat rooms were featured in the movie, You’ve Got Mail, an update of the 1940 film, The Shop Around the Corner.