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(NewsMax)   AOL decides it cannot repair its Patch   (newsmax.com) divider line 23
    More: Fail, AOL, CEO Tim Armstrong, online newspaper, repairs  
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2013-12-17 08:09:42 AM  
WTF is an "AOL"?
 
2013-12-17 08:24:29 AM  

Mugato: WTF is an "AOL"?



The thing you poop from.
 
2013-12-17 08:38:39 AM  

Sybarite: Mugato: WTF is an "AOL"?


The thing you poop from.


 I actually worked AOL tech support way back when they were relevant and you're correct.
 
2013-12-17 10:05:36 AM  

Mugato: WTF is an "AOL"?


It owns Mapquest.
 
2013-12-17 10:07:32 AM  
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net

What do you mean, "repair"?
 
2013-12-17 10:21:10 AM  

Mugato: WTF is an "AOL"?



The largest online video advertiser in the world, bigger than Google.
 
2013-12-17 10:29:26 AM  
I'm actually pretty happy with their email interface.
 
2013-12-17 11:14:20 AM  
Hung on longer than I thought they would, but I knew it was doomed to fail. Now if we can just kill off examiner.com!
 
zez
2013-12-17 11:45:27 AM  
I liked my local patch, it had good coverage of local news.
 
2013-12-17 11:48:51 AM  

zez: I liked my local patch, it had good coverage of local news.


Me too. Last year my kid's school went on lockdown. No information was released, except that everyone was OK and the danger had passed. Only though Patch was I able to find the whole story. This information is many orders of magnitude more important to me than what Justin Bieber had for breakfast. Hyperlocal news is awesome; bummer that it can't make money.
 
2013-12-17 12:27:23 PM  
Goodbye and thanks for all the coasters years ago.
 
2013-12-17 12:58:32 PM  
Patch has been so helpful the past few years during the natural disasters we've had. They were more current with closed roads, power grid damage, and emergency supply distribution than the local print rag (which charges you if you look at more than 3 articles a month). I will miss them.
 
2013-12-17 01:05:32 PM  
One of my legal jos required me to read trough many of the Documents related to the financial collapse of 2008 , in particular those sent to/from the head executives of the Big 3 automakers.  While many argue that the downfall of the American automakers was a multi-faceted and complex problem without a clear cause, I am comfortable blaming the failure of at least one of those companies solely on this:

The executive, a man whose name you would recognize, and whose decisions steered a very large company sent an email to a federal regulator asking him to e-mail something to him at home over the weekend.   He therefore gave the guy his personal email rather his work one, and that email address was "h­is­n­ame"[nospam-﹫-backwards]LOA*c­om ...n the year of our lord 2008
 
2013-12-17 01:24:56 PM  

Magorn: The executive, a man whose name you would recognize, and whose decisions steered a very large company sent an email to a federal regulator asking him to e-mail something to him at home over the weekend.   He therefore gave the guy his personal email rather his work one, and that email address was "hisname"LOAcom ...n the year of our lord 2008


They tend to be older folks who have used the same AOL address for a long time.
These people also have land-line phones with the same phone number for decades.
I know a *very* high ranking person at NIKE who has an AOL email for his personal stuff.

Many of these guys at the top don't even read their work email. They have a secretary go through it for them.  They are notified of anything interesting.
 
2013-12-17 01:25:27 PM  

Magorn: He therefore gave the guy his personal email rather his work one, and that email address was "hisname"[nospam-﹫-backwards]LOA*com ...n the year of our lord 2008


So he had that email address since 1995?
 
2013-12-17 03:12:19 PM  

booberryberet: Patch has been so helpful the past few years during the natural disasters we've had. They were more current with closed roads, power grid damage, and emergency supply distribution than the local print rag (which charges you if you look at more than 3 articles a month). I will miss them.


Yeah, our local Patch has been very handy and thorough.  And surprisingly professional.  Good bunch of kids and locals.  I'll miss it.
 
2013-12-17 03:25:06 PM  
Well, there goes a rich source of Fark links.  Dacula, GA will never be the same.
 
2013-12-17 04:54:56 PM  
Good start but let me know when everyone at HuffPo is laid off. Please.
 
2013-12-17 07:27:41 PM  
Newsmax, subby?  What, was Batboy attacking the servers at Weekly World News again?
 
2013-12-18 12:54:22 AM  
Tim, put the Patch down. Tim, you're fired.
 
2013-12-18 12:55:18 AM  

enik: Good start but let me know when everyone at HuffPo is laid off. Please.


How can you lay off someone who isn't getting paid to begin with?
 
2013-12-18 01:07:41 AM  

nucal: Magorn: He therefore gave the guy his personal email rather his work one, and that email address was "hisname"[nospam-﹫-backwards]LOA*com ...n the year of our lord 2008

So he had that email address since 1995?


I think I was using AOL in 1993, so he could have had the address for even longer.
 
2013-12-18 03:39:02 PM  

nucal: Magorn: He therefore gave the guy his personal email rather his work one, and that email address was "hisname"[nospam-﹫-backwards]LOA*com ...n the year of our lord 2008

So he had that email address since 1995?


My dad has. And he's been paying for AOL since then, too. I love my dad but he's just not technically savvy.
 
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