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Old 01-15-2012, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Vienna
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I'm just curious- what does AOL do? I mean I remember way back when they were internet- but now- really- if anyone tells me that they have an aol account I think they are a dinosaur.. what are your thoughts?

(AOL is a huge employer here which puzzles me given their being ripped away from time warner and just not really sure that they do to have such a huge campus)
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You can visit their website and see. As far as I know they still provide content, instant messaging email and search. They also have a partnership with Facebook.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:15 AM
 
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Steve Case now sings at birthday parties and bar mitzvahs.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:36 AM
 
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They own Engadget.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:11 AM
 
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They also own Mapquest, Huffington Post, Patch, Moviephone, Techcrunch, and are a major player in advertising on the Internet. Also, their big campus isn't so big anymore. Half the buildings were sold and now have Ratheon on them.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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AOL is for old people.

Read this; it's hilarious.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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AOL is for old people and rednecks. Millions out there who still think the internet is like it was in 1995. But do they really need to know the truth?
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:06 AM
 
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I have an AOL account, but I'm not old (I think!)
I've had it since I was 18 and just never changed it...my whole life is linked to my email address and I don't know how to gradually fade it out.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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I have an AOL account, but I'm not old (I think!)
I've had it since I was 18 and just never changed it...my whole life is linked to my email address and I don't know how to gradually fade it out.
OK, then you are (seriously) the first person I've ever "met" under 55 (I presume) who has one! Nah, I'm sure there are exceptions, but I definitely think it skews old. But then so do the ones other than gmail, and I use one of those other ones.

My dad uses this thing called a Mailbug--a little keypad thing that does e-mail and nothing else. It's hilarious to get e-mails that, instead of saying "Sent from my iPhone" say "This e-mail was sent without a computer!"
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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This is a totally unscientific survey, but: I maintain the class directory for my grade school classmates (baby boomers in our 50's). 23 of the 50 e-mail addresses are with AOL. And, with regard to stp_fan's comment that AOL is for rednecks, while those classmates of mine using AOL include a bulldozer operator and a plumber, it also includes a self-employed graphics designer, two highly successful businesswomen (including a former senior VP at Morgan Stanley), a commercial real estate lawyer/broker, and a cardiologist.

So much for generalizations.
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