I've had an AOL account since the days when you needed a CD and a telephone line to access the internet. Today I have changed my email to Gmail and sold my 80 shares of AOL stock.
I cannot support Arianna Huffington
Sad day for an old AOL diehard.
Why don't you all get together, take your soma, turn on FAUX NEWS and have a Teabiggot party where you can get positive reinforcement from the moron, Glen Beck. He'll lead you in a Mormon prayer " Lord,make the bad Arianna go away. Smite her!!!" LOL! Morons!
Worse than Steve Case! And she comes in with an 18M package and a 4M salary.
And I cannot fathom how AOL expects to make money here. Advertisers are running away. What a pity. AOL should have been a premier brand. Just think of what they could have bought.
Oh well, maybe Yhoo or Msn will buy them after they lose another 30% and consolidate all the eyeballs under a new non ideological community. Or maybe IACI. Diller has done it before.
Or maybe they will just survive in the 5% niche they have. Talking to themselves in the corner or to Al Gores new Keith Obermeyer vehicle.
Good grief, lol.
80 whole shares! You're joking of course. If not you shouldn't be in the markets at all. Perhaps a mutual fund in Vanguard. Please!
I'm sure you'll be missed by AOL.
All you cry-baby Gwedolyn Becks and Janie Boehners kiss my ...!
I think you'll see a lot of this especially when one assumes that the average AOL user is probably a bit older and, obstensibly, more conservative. From an investor's viewpoint, however, this crowd is not the future. On the other hand, perhaps AOL could have played to its older user base and positioned itself as a conservative news provider. Problem with that is that advertisers aren't as attracted to this base and pay way less. Definitely a huge gamble.