Skip to comments.AOL INSIDER: Here Are 12 Reasons Why The AOL-Huffington Post Merger Is Going Down In Flames (AOL)
Posted on 06/05/2011 6:03:56 PM PDT by lbryceEdited on 06/05/2011 6:32:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Twelve reasons why the AOL – Huffington Post merger is going down in flames.
The tragedy here is that not only will the deal ruin AOL, but it will also ruin the Huffington Post.
It is the Peter Principle on a grand scale. None of AOL’s senior editors (Huffington, Roy Sekoff, and Nico Pitney) have ever managed more than a few people. Now they have hundreds and lack the experience to manage a team this big. Behind the scenes, long time Huffposters say that Jai Singh’s departure has eliminated the key adult in the room. Now they need to grow HuffPost and save AOL – not possible.
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“tragedy here is that not only will the deal ruin AOL, but it will also ruin the Huffington Post”
(Tragedy? hysterical laughter from me!)
So sick of hearing people source that site for “news”.
“The tragedy here is that not only will the deal ruin AOL, but it will also ruin the Huffington Post. “
This is a bad thing??
Pure leftist tripe, and absolutely unreadable...even the headlines.
And all this time I thought I knew what tragedy meant. Go figure.
With luck they both will lose.
Those miserable saps. Sounds like one of the companies I joined years ago. Everyone hated the new management that employees would literally walk across the building and spend the entire day in the library. The remaining time they would start typing their resumes.
I don’t know why they thought putting two losers together would make a winner. All they did was create one big loser.
Like Old Lefty Ted Turner claims he lost 8 Billion on AOL merger.
It could be they both lie.
Is arianna laughing all the way to the bank???
No matter what the product, if you piss off 75% of your potential customer base right off the bat, that’s going to be a problem...
It was always about huffing some crazy drug synthsized from dung: huffingtonpodst.com
“Is arianna laughing all the way to the bank???”
Was thinking same thing. Wonder if Soros is still invested?
Ever since my screen is blasted with Huttington Post junk, my aol hasn’t worked well. So, I now go through aol internet explorer to avoid all of their left wing so called news. Makes me furious as I can no longer copy and paste to the face of the emails as before...oh well...I’ll manage.
The media needed a merger of AOL and the Huffingtonpout like Newcastle needed coal.
But, until search engines users rebel at search engines treating it like a real news source it’ll make money.
[The tragedy here is that not only will the deal ruin AOL, but it will also ruin the Huffington Post. ]
I just got out my “tragedy” magnifying glass, but still no luck finding it. Must be one of those flea on a dog things.
I started out on the internet pretty early, when when the original of Netscape was still in Beta. And fairly early I got involved with CompuServe dialup.
At the time, Compuserve was very good. Almost by accident, I became an adviser in the Help Forum, and then a sysop.
But AOL took over Compuserve and wrecked it. And their miserable software developers were impossible to work with. As high-speed cable became available, I gradually abandoned CompuServe, although I kept it for 5 or 6 years as a backup to cable, which frequently went down, since as a sysop I had free service.
But AOL ruined the CompuServe part of their company, and wrecked and threw away all of the forums that had been built up over the years, many on a partly volunteer basis. I had to keep AOL for a while because my kids used AIM. When that lost out to newer ways of getting in touch with friends, AOL went down the drain—for me, at least. I can’t see that it has any reason for existing any longer.
HuffPo is the same. Without rich liberals to support it as a propaganda tool, it’s hard to see how it can survive in the changing world of the internet.
The whole thing went belly-up, faced left, and now is little more than the shell of an email address.
Frankly, I never bothered reading Huffpo ~ it was, to my way of thinking, quite boring.
Agreed. While I don’t believe he lost 8 billion, the Time Warner - AOL deal was one of the worst corporate deals of all time.
The Case family from AOL made out like bandits and wisely invested a lot of their deal payout into large parcels of land and developments on the Hawaiian Islands.
Lordy, this could have come out an updated version of Atlas Shrugged.
Anyone could tell you that when a magazine conglomerate like Time Inc. had lost most of its advertising in their mainline journals, and now had one popular gossip rag targeting teenage girls that was thick as a phonebook (SEE: People), something was wrong ~ and it was a lot more than $8 billion that would shortly be lost.
Not that the age of print was dead then ~ but it was coming.
This merger is going down in flames because the actual shareholders of AOL are revolting against this money-grab at their expense.
I’m proud to say that I’ve never logged on to the Huffington Post and I’ve never been a customer of AOL.
To paraphrase Rush, “I hope they fail.”
AOL employees were furious with the Huffing Puffing bailout, and that’s what it was. There’s no content there worth $315 let alone $315M. They can’t believe that while they’re selling buildings and cutting staff, this political kickback is going on. Tremendous, tremendous corruption, just like every other Democratic Party business endeavor.
HuffPoo & AOL
The only time that crap is good, is when it joins other crap, and both go down the toilet.
Old fogey that I am, I started out on AOL and have not been able to wean myself from it. I am comfortable using it for e-mail and favorites, and I can’t figure out how to have my e-mail address book handy when I am on other sites. So, I use AOL for that stuff, and try to avoid looking at their so-called news.
Yes, I am tech challenged. *sigh*
The tragedy here is that not only will the deal ruin AOL, but it will also ruin the Huffington Post.It's a tragedy in the same sense that the film "Happy Gilmore" was a tragedy.
Failing to see how AOL collapsing is a problem...
I still use AOL myself. I started using it for business many years ago and there are thousands of people that have my AOL email address. It would be too much trouble to change-over now and risk losing a potential client.
Post #37 - ROFL!
Need to start transitioning away, then, because this is probably AOL’s last gasp.
How much worse will it be if NOBODY can reach you because everyone thinks you’re still @aol.com and they’ve folded?
Arianna at the daily staff meetings:
“It’s all Greek to me!”
Unfortunately, something worse will take its place.
Me too unfortunately, and also unfortunately I move to much so I can't use my cable companies address because my next move might be to place that has a different cable company
Also with aol, I have one personal email, one professional and one spam fodder one where I buy things on (Like from Amazon and such, ).
No other site gives you 3 emails (well Google does but I would NEVER use them)
But I stopped paying for AOL connections and so I just use the free email so they aren't really getting much from me
You must promise not to laugh, but I use the aol browser the most, although I do sometimes use firefox. I find it a bit confusing.
I told you I was an old fogey.
The entire process won't take more than about 10 minutes and just in case you're don't feel comfortable with the new configuration, your AOL set-up will always be there for you to fall back on.
Download the Firefox 4 browser by clicking on the link below. Allow the process to go through the motions, you'll see a download staus bar displaying the download progress, various message windows will pop open, continue clicking through to the next step once the download is completed please notify so that we can move to the next, last step in the process.
Mozilla Firefox 4 Download
I’m going offline and will be returning in the morning. Please let me know how you’ve fared. The best way would be to send a message via FR mail. We’ll catch up with each other within the next 24 hours.
Democrat Underground, Kos, Huffington Post... the liberal fad sites come and go. Meanwhile, good old commercial-free Free Republic (born September, 1996) keeps on trucking along, 14 years and counting.