You are 78 years old this year, and you downloaded a borderline software on a whim, hoping to meet some 70-79-year-old friends.
Almost instantly, you were successfully matched to chat with multiple grandmothers in their 70s.
They respond enthusiastically and even send you voice messages.
This is not a joke, but a real experience that happened to a blogger. Originally, he just wanted to set his age to 78 and make a little joke with the software. Unexpectedly, the software responded with a big response.
Rather than believing that your 70-year-old grandma has become an Internet trend-setter and gathers together in batches to chat about sex, more people have concluded that these users who perfectly match your needs are generated for you in real time by AI.
Are all current chat software so hardcore?
Out of curiosity, I downloaded a batch of software and tried to help everyone find the answer to this question. . .
Although major app stores are vigorously cracking down on these marginal software, software developers are also finding ways to bypass platform management in order to make money. Therefore, they can download a batch of them with little effort.
However, unfortunately, the batch I downloaded has age restrictions, and the oldest age that can be filled in is 60 years old.
There is also a limit to 55 years old
With a snap of your fingers, Shichao becomes a 60-year-old single man, easy!
However, why haven’t I started chatting yet and you are charging me money? . .
If you don’t enter the tiger’s den, you won’t get the tiger’s cubs. In order to see the prosperity of the world, this elderly man reluctantly took out the pocket money at the bottom of the box.
Then, in an instant, a lot of messages from old girls came to me.
You all know that I am the uncle, why are you still here?
Thank you, you are so polite. . .
There are also people who just send voice messages when they don’t agree with each other. What the hell? . .
After entering the chat box, the system will automatically push the other party’s information card. The card shows that many of them are 53-year-old girls.
Under such a fierce offensive, I soon fell into this situation:
A 53-year-old girl is chatting with me, another 53-year-old girl sent me a video call, and another one is sending me photos. How can a 60-year-old man be so old? Charming? This is too ridiculous. . .
Some screenshots of a 53-year-old girl
At this point, this elderly man is really confused. But unlike the blogger at the beginning of the article, the old girls he encountered all had white hair. The old girls I met had black hair and fashionable clothes. , unlike 50 years old.
The discerning Shichao casually clicked on the homepage of a 53-year-old girl and found out that her age on the homepage was actually 24. . .
So, in fact, the system automatically “changes” them into users who match my needs, and this system is too lazy to deceive them thoroughly.
After careful observation, I found that the old girls can be divided into two categories.
One type is suspected to be AI. Several greetings are similar, and they will not send you voice or video calls.
The other one was a real person. I was bombarded with video calls from the old girl, and I answered one. The other person answered my questions immediately, and the answers were very targeted, not like artificial retardation. Of course, I didn’t understand why. Why does she want to show up like this? . .
So, why do they contact me so passionately?
In fact, in these software, everything from video calls to sending messages requires money. Video calls are 10 yuan/minute and sending messages is 1 yuan/message. After Shichao briefly chatted with the old girl in front of him, he directly Remind me that my balance is insufficient.
At this point, everyone should more or less understand the routines of these softwares. Shichao also registered a female account out of curiosity to experience the logic of female accounts in this type of software.
There is no need to pay to register a female account, but if you want to chat with others, you need to pay + authentication.
Because chatting requires payment, as long as the other party talks/videos with you, the money belongs to you, and you can set the payment price of the other party yourself, such as 20 yuan/message for sending you a message.
Your income can be withdrawn, but the platform will take a commission from it, and if you are involved in pornography, vulgarity, induce consumption, etc., the platform may ban you.
In short, the man who goes up to chat must be exhausted. Does anyone really think that there is a thread in online marriage? The other party just wants you to talk more and make money from you, and it’s hard for women to make money. Just ban them and it will be G. The only ones who have the last laugh are these borderline software.
In the Internet era, society is operating at a high speed, and what is important is change.
The smash hit OFO collapsed, Luckin, abandoned by the capital market, started a turnaround, and even Jia Yueting, who left the country, handed over his car, but the “edge business” still followed the established trajectory and the same deception techniques continued to flourish.
In 2005, not long after the rise of the Internet in China, Zhu Muyan, a taekwondo player who won a gold medal for Chinese Taipei at the Athens Olympics, was defrauded and blackmailed out of millions of Taiwan dollars because of online chats.
Then the rise of social software, “drift bottle” began to become popular.
Users put what they want to say into the bottle and throw it out to drift. They can also pick up a bottle and reply to the communication. “Edge business” followed suit accurately, hiring people to throw bottles containing pornographic information, and even creating a part-time model.
Because “edge commerce” has its own fixed market, some people have developed specialized APPs. Of course, they are paid, with a buyout system, and the buyout fee ranges from tens to hundreds. There is also a per-message charging system. Boys need to pay to send messages to girls. The price is usually around 1 yuan/message.
From this, a kind of online profession was born, professional chatters. They will call you “husband” and “baby” when they open their mouths. You will be stunned by sugar-coated bullets one after another, and behind the scenes, they can earn you fifty cents for one message. , a good chatter can make thousands a day.
Of course, after the rise of AI, professional chatters changed from him and her to it.
“The mantis stalks the cicada before the oriole lurks behind.” There are many scammers on these software. They feel particularly sorry for giegie. They considerately said that if you want money for chatting on these platforms, why not go to QQ, and then chat with you for a few words? If you send a virus file, it will be a big deal.
After seeing too many long-lasting social software, people have a feeling: socializing with strangers is not social at all, but a tool for making money.
In the past few years with the rapid development of the Internet, people’s lives have been condensed and they are undergoing rapid and large-scale changes every day. “Edge business” has also rapidly followed the times, from drifting bottles to AI.
Every character in “Borderline Business” is getting what they need. In the unchanging place shrouded in pornography and borderline, there are no lambs to be hunted, only wolves that are waiting for their prey to take the bait.