Time Warner is Looking to Spin off AOL – Can it Survive on its Own?

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jihnn

who remembers all those baskets of aol cd's, then there was the mailings those things were all over the place

 

free  free free free

 

all you had to do was give it a try

 

brings a tear to my eye kinda like the death of the american dream

 

free free free 2 million minutes free try it now 

  free minutes must be used within the 7 day trial period

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Keith E. Whisman

Hey those CD's will be worth something in about 200 years. You didn't take the cd's out of their sheaths did you? because that will lower their value.

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the_river

I wasn't aware they were still alive. :) Ok just kidding. But seriously, I really wasn't aware of anything else they did shy of being included in front of movie credits as 'An AOL Time Warner Company' logo.

THEY TRULY WERE DEAD long ago. I think the only thing they got going for them is AIM, in which I refuse to use after a virus upset my 'groove'. Now it's Trillian and nothing else. That was four years ago. Who ever uses AOL? I mean I caught my step dad still paying for it for just the email address he got!! I was like, 'Phil, seriously. You got a Verizon email address and now you have moved and got Comcast. Now you have a new Comcast address. It is time to let it go." And thus he learned why he has an IT step son and how to use him. Saved that man $25 a month and set him up with an email client.

Maybe that's it. The older generation doesn't know about GMAIL, Yahoo, and all the other free services, let alone that their IP provides like at least one email address. Verizon gives you nine incase you got a big family, Comcast at last count gives you five I think. I think AOL can die now and go do something else. Hearing it's name makes me think of the old days when my family had a PowerMacintosh (you remember the one) with an external modem and AOL gave you 500 free minutes for joining! Ok...so it'll take me five minutes to connect, then take 30-120 seconds to load pages. Oh gee. Thank the tech god for modern broadband.

 

America is online already...bye bye AOL.

 

 

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MeTo

I fired AOL a long time ago. AOL by far was my "WORST" internet experience ever. Super slow dialup and they cramed to much on a home page You could watch as the page drew section by section. And constant disconects. When I got DSL they said i could keep AOL for free I said I don't want anything to do with AOL period cancle my account.

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MeTo

Malware/SPAM Beware.

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bloodyserb

I encounter their customer base regularly in my line of work, and while they are unflappably

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MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

loyal, they are also unquestionably senior citizens.  They won't give up on AOL willingly, but time it against them.

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vistageek

AOL died off long ago, like back in the 1920's when the generation of people that used it died off. I am glad that any remaining rumer of AOL may have the chance to die off now too.

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FrancesTheMute

AOL is still around?

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nekollx

A O Who?

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