Being a former AOL employee, this takes me back to the former glory days of AOL the OSP, or what our trainer always say “Online Service Provider”. Now that AOL is on its own again, this will allow the company to remake itself into a more compelling content provider and slowly move away from it’s access or dial up service.
Here’s a look of www.aol.com on how it looks like last March 2000:
Like what the current CEO Tim Armstrong said:
AOL still wants to be something that the average consumer–which, I suppose, includes small-town teenage girls who spend more time instant-messaging than learning how to parallel park–absolutely can’t live without.
Hopefully, they get their act together this time.
Here are some news about this AOL spin off:
- AOL’s first day: We want to believe
- Vintage AOL: Adventures in Digital Age archaeology
- AOL pushes ICQ, talking to Digital Sky
Last modified: December 15, 2009