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ISP AOL UK Finally Kills Connie

Posted: 01st Jul, 2003 By: MarkJ
The semi-transparent, website scrolling and recently mugged female mascot for AOL UK, Connie, has finally been given the boot:

Karen Thomson, head of AOL UK, told the Sunday Times that Connie is no longer appropriate for today's more experienced Net users. AOL UK has around two million members.

AOL UK is currently running ads to plug its latest AOL 8.0 software which omit Connie for the first time in five years.

Instead of the cyber genie taking centre stage, the ads feature people daydreaming about their ideal world online while sub-consciously drawing the figure eight: cre8, innov8 and communic8 etc. - you get the idea.


I for one think that the world could do with more semi-transparent people that scroll websites, if only to laugh at their unusual deformity =). More @ The Register.
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