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.
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