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(Reuters)   About.com still exists and is worth $300 million to Barry Diller   (reuters.com) divider line 17
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2012-08-21 05:38:34 PM
can someone phyllis in on how its worth that much?
 
2012-08-21 06:34:43 PM

gittlebass: can someone phyllis in on how its worth that much?


Your joke is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2012-08-21 06:55:19 PM
He's been a wreck since Phyllis died.
 
2012-08-21 07:59:38 PM
fark you subby. About.com is a very useful website. You can find lots of great tutorials on a myriad of topics and curated with at least someone who knows what they're talking about.
 
2012-08-21 08:24:05 PM

rocky_howard: fark you subby. About.com is a very useful website. You can find lots of great tutorials on a myriad of topics and curated with at least someone who knows what they're talking about.


Uh-oh. Looks like that hit a little close to home for one About.com employee.
 
2012-08-21 08:30:54 PM
The problem with that site is that the name is too close to abort.com and I keep accidentally getting an abortion.
 
2012-08-21 09:08:36 PM
It's apparently still the 36th most visited site in the US Link so it's got that going for it I guess.
 
2012-08-21 09:27:18 PM
Uh, just went there and I wonder why they have an "Explore Topics" where to see most of the topics starting with the letter M I have to click the N button in the menu? Why no, making the Internet more like a book is NOT a good idea...
 
2012-08-21 10:02:37 PM
Barry has always been an also ran, and always will be. After all, he has morals and ethics.
 
2012-08-21 10:42:49 PM
I'll give them a sheet of 44 cent Simpson Stamps and that Canadian Quarter I got from the vending machine today as change. After all, I won't be using it! (The quarter or the web site)

Final Offer!
 
2012-08-21 10:53:05 PM

rocky_howard: fark you subby. About.com is a very useful website. You can find lots of great tutorials on a myriad of topics and curated with at least someone who knows what they're talking about.


Which most of the time is an exact copy of the wikipedia article.
 
2012-08-22 01:50:32 AM

zpb52: rocky_howard: fark you subby. About.com is a very useful website. You can find lots of great tutorials on a myriad of topics and curated with at least someone who knows what they're talking about.

Uh-oh. Looks like that hit a little close to home for one the About.com employee.



FTFY
 
2012-08-22 01:53:00 AM
To put the price in context, a few years ago Huffington Post sold for $315 million, but at least HuffPo curates all the best articles from behind the paywall, so you don't have to.
 
2012-08-22 03:20:56 AM
It's a website cited in millions of high school student reports after they were told they couldn't use Wiki.
 
2012-08-22 06:45:43 AM

rocky_howard: fark you subby. About.com is a very useful website. You can find lots of great tutorials on a myriad of topics and curated with at least someone who knows what they're talking about.


This is the biggest lie I've ever read on Fark. And I frequent the politics tab.

About.com is just pollution in search engine results.
 
2012-08-22 07:28:33 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Barry has always been an also ran, and always will be. After all, he has morals and ethics.


he just likes his cashcows and isnt really interested in technology.

citysearch.com, evite.com, about.com... theyre all profitable and get good traffic, and will slowly but surely die as their user base gradually wises up and realizes theres nothing these sites do that cant be done better on google.
 
2012-08-23 04:30:52 AM

Father_Jack: Marcus Aurelius: Barry has always been an also ran, and always will be. After all, he has morals and ethics.

he just likes his cashcows and isnt really interested in technology.

citysearch.com, evite.com, about.com... theyre all profitable and get good traffic, and will slowly but surely die as their user base gradually wises up and realizes theres nothing these sites do that cant be done better on google.


The AOL model of survival

At least Google is taking steps to remove the spam that is About.com, answers.com and eHow
 
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