Signal Catalog #3: Canceling AOL, Sleeping Comcast Tech, CouchSurfing Might Live
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Trying to Cancel an AOL Account
This is all over the web but in case you missed it, Vincent Ferrari is now famous
for recording an unbelievable exchange with AOL while trying to cancel his account: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIVZ9b0RgmY.
And Then There's the Sleeping Comcast Technician
It's hard to blame the guy for falling asleep after being left on hold for an hour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvVp7b5gzqU
Death and Resurrection of CouchSurfing
A web-based service called CouchSurfing helped / helps people find places to sleep
(i.e., couches to crash on) while traveling. In an remarkably bizarre set of circumstances,
CouchSurfing died (http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/06/29/couchsurfing-deletes-itself-shuts-down/)
because a database was dropped without working backups in place. And now in an equally
remarkable community effort, it looks like CouchSurfing might be revived.
My favorite part is that some volunteers recovered 2GB of data by crawling cached
pages from search engines.
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