BoughtCoho – AIM Bot
Turns out I was right, it was an AIM bot that connects two users together – it’s cross platform though, I heard of a guy running AIM on Pidgin on XP that it happened to aswell.
Apparently it’s a “social experiment” that connects random people, but the bots “aren’t malicious”, though I think randomly connecting users together without their consent is pretty malicious.
From the FAQ:
Q: So am I automatically connected with someone after they IM me?
A: No. You’re not connected with anyone until you respond to the bot. (This also means that if you don’t feel like talking, you don’t have to; you can just close the IM window.)
You can read all about it at their livejournal page. Fuckers.
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