Remember that AOL.com email address you decided not to hold onto when everyone jumped ship to hotmail and then eventually gmail, it turns out those addresses are now considered some sort of weird status symbol among some of the nation’s elite.
According to Politico the accounts are being used and even flaunted by David Axelrod, Matt Drudge, Arianna Huffington and Ann Coulter. The Arianna email makes sense since she’s now part of the AOL family but apparently she was using it before the HuffPost buyout was even a murmur on our radar.
It’s not just business moguls who are using the account, actor Paul Rudd has recently admitted to using an AOL.com address, so has Judd Apatow, Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Sarah Silverman.
Rudd told Playboy he uses the system because:
“I like AOL because it’s so embarrassing. People look at you as if you’re a fossil. Which you are. But I enjoy that embarrassment,” while adding, “I like being on the outside. Having an AOL address is like wearing Ocean Pacific shorts. It’s so uncool that it’s cool.”
So there you have it, you can’t be one of the cool people unless you’re sporting a pair of spandex pants and an AOL.com account (please forget the spandex for your sake and ours).
Do you still use an AOL.com account? If you do, have you been actively using it all these years, even after ditching AOL internet services? I don’t even know if mine is still active after all of these years.