being able to take the mick out of so called "experts" in my office who use AOL.... shame
Time Warner is to split up AOL - the ailing internet service provider and ad platform which paid $165bn for the film studio in 2001. In 2006 AOL announced free access to its portal and email services as it tried to move away from the declining internet access business and into the online ad sales business. AOL Time Warner's …
Where I am, we are completely serviced by Time Warner Cable, broadband and telephony services... It was quite funny when a lot of the AOL "High Speed" users found out that they could ditch aol entirely and use Road Runner, at a reduced price and wouldn't need the viral infection that was the AOL "Client".
While I will certainly miss the pocket money I got from fixing AOL configured computers, I am looking forward to the death nail of that bastard "You've got mail..." voice over that always seemed to be the precursor to problems.
IF TW is actually pruning AOL, I say good riddance!
"During the last three months of 2007 the company had 109m average monthly domestic unique visitors and 49bn domestic page views, according to comScore Media Metrix."
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say those figures are grossly overstated. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. population estimate for July 2007 was 301,621,157. In other words, comScore Media Metrix is claiming that during the last three months of 2007, 36.138 percent of the U.S. populace visited AOL each month, with each of those people viewing 426 pages each month.
BECAUSE WHEN YOU OPEN IT YOU KNOW THAT THE WHOLE THING WILL BE WRITTEN LIKE THIS AND THERE WILL BE NO PUNCTUATION SO ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO MAKE SENSE OF WHAT IS BEING ASKED AND THEY WILL WRITE A HUGE PARAGRAPH WHICH TAKES 5 MINUTES TO DECIPHER BEFORE YOU CAN EVEN THINK ABOUT HOW TO REPLY AND SO ON AND SO FORTH
Pisses me off!
Who's going to provide the raw materials for crap mobiles, lightning-storm-in-a-microwave experiments and "isn't this automatically generated password combo funny/obscene/surreal" gags now? An era has passed.
Still, on the bright side, it should be simpler to meet those landfill waste targets.
AOL was split on the access side of things several months ago; the UK and France are basically independent ISP's who have a revenue sharing agreement with the states AOL. 109m users is quite possible because the report didnt mention what countries they are from (the UK AOL has 2million+ users) and the portal is open to everyone, even non-AOL customers. So 109m is possible....
lol very True Jason!
You are also likely to receive emails from AOL users with varying degrees of colours and font sizes. Thankfully i throw everything away from anything@AOL.com/uk addresses.
Considering this is about AOL.com do we brits really need to care what they are doing when it wont affect AOL.co.uk.
AFAIK the AIM _protocol_ is not going to be impacted at all; it is used by a large group of messenger clients both commercially developed and OSS who have precious little to do with AOL itself.
Worry about the AIM servers instead. I don't know whether any are run independently from AOL.
Hi, yes AOL still collected the fee every month and the customers were not informed of the changes. So if you have broadband its free on the internet, uninstall the memory hog AOL software and go to www.aol.com...
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