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AOL Boss Says They Will Be Top Internet Site by 2008

     
3:17 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Guess everybody needs a goal! This one [usatoday.com] my take some work.
3:25 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Um, what calendar are they using? Certainly they don't mean the 2008 that comes next year.

Oh, maybe they mean 2008 I.C. (I.C.=Internet Calendar- starting with year 1 when the Internet was "born")?

[edited by: LifeinAsia at 3:27 pm (utc) on April 18, 2007]

4:14 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Give me a drag off that before you throw it away!
4:23 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hey, he stole my goal!
Well, there can be only one #1, so I'm taking my gloves off.
It's on, baby!
6:11 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I think they have a shot .. if they buy their way there as was previously reported [webmasterworld.com].
6:15 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Oh, so they're going to buy Google? :)
7:38 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Actually this is a scary thought. For those the slightest bit technically inclined AOL is a festering boil on the buttocks of the Internet.

But you have to remember - the *majority* out there are not technically inclined. AOL is the easiest way to "get the Internet." The companies that make money off this breed of willful ignorance aren't talking - they make sales based on this same kind of customer, which is why the MS OS comes with AOL setups pre-installed, and AOL setups come with AV and other web service setups pre-installed.

And trying to convince an AOL user is just as difficult. #1 answer: I love it, and have never had a problem.

3:17 am on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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delusions of grandeur.
8:17 am on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It now has 13.2 million paying subscribers, mostly for dial-up service.

...he [Randy Falco] wants advertisers to understand that AOL is nothing like the old dial-up network of 10 years ago. "We're a broadband service now, and we have great momentum."

Hmm, doesn't the former contradict the latter?

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I haven't seen on of those bloody AOL "join free for 2000 hours" disks in the snail mail for sometime...does this mean a renewed campaign is about to be unleashed on the mail box masses of the world? (come on .. you know who you are..certainly AOL does..!)
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heh. He he. HA HA AHAAAAAAA ha ha hahahahaha. Heh. Ahem...
9:07 pm on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Ya' know, don't forget that Google/AOL deal from December 2005. The recent announcement that AOL is going to sell AdWords was a part of that deal. As the other stuff kicks in (if ever), it's to include:
  • links to AOL content alongside Google SERPs
  • "technical assistance" from Google so AOL can create Web pages that will appear more prominently in the search results list"
  • incorporating AOL video as "featured" links

AOL's not all that far behind in traffic right now. If the other parts of the deal are getting ready to be rooled out it should get a pretty hefty boost from G-generated traffic.

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See what MC started by extending the joke past the 1st? Now April Fools lasts the whole month of April...
4:07 am on Apr 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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>AOL Boss Says They Will Be Top Internet Site by 2008

"Death by cop" would have been a more efficient method of committing suicide!

I guess he wanted 8 months on death row!

 

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