AOL (America Online)

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AOL vs. MSN

Jan 3, 2001 (Updated Jan 4, 2001)
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Pros:7 Screen Names, Favorites, Instant messages etc.

Cons:Unprotected speed, kicks people off etc.

I Had two different Internet companies I had MSN and AOL, I am currently using AOL. I easy like AOL better. One of the reasons is that in AOL you can have up to seven different screen names. This is good because you can have your own screen names so you can have your own privacy for each screen name you also have the advantage of easy setting web control both custom and the given controls an other advantage you get the choice of having more then one master screen name where you can make new screen names off of. In AOL you can also store web sights easily under your favorites menu. To get to your favorites you just click on your favorites icon on you tool bar on the top of your screen. The favorites icon is easy to spot it is a folder with a heart inside and the word favorites under it. There is also instant messages witch is like a fast email system that shows up right on your screen. The last major advantage of AOL is that you can customize your screen to your specific liking. Of course there are a lot of other petty advantages but there are too many to list them all.
Some of the good qualities of MSN is that it is a lot faster then AOL in the sense of opining web pages. MSN will open up web pages in a matter of a couple seconds. There is also a lot less people on MSN so it goes faster and it dose not kick you off nearly as much as AOL. Now I only had MSN for a couple months so I did not get to really experiment with it, and I did not really go on much because I did not like it.
Although AOL has a lot of advantages to it there are also a lot of bad points to it to. Just Some of examples of it is that the speed of AOL is so unprotected that some times you wont even have the patients to dell with it. An other bad point is that there is so much people using AOL that it often kicks people off of it. One other bad part of this Internet company is that if you are a general screen name you get a sales menu all most every time you sign on.
some bad parts of the Internet company MSN is that you can only have one screen name so the parents can only go where the children can go , and the children can go every where the parents can go. MSN also dose not come with an instant messenger or any thing like it.


Comparing the Two

AOL:
-7 screen names
-easy & different web
control setting
-favorites menu
-comes with instant messenger

-easy tool bar settings
-undetermined Internet speed
-kicks people off
-about $22 a month

MSN:
-1 screen name
-all one web control setting
-needs to download
instant messenger
-tool bar
-content Internet speed
- very rarely kicks people off
-about $19 a month




Recommend this product? Yes


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