AOL CEO Tim Armstrong told attendees at a French media event that AOL, which bought the Huffington Post for $315 million in Feburary, may consider paid, premium content. But those considerations likely won’t extend to the company’s most popular websites.
are they ryan o'neal?
meaning, are they crazy?
aol is a joke. being a content provider might help improve their reputation but they are a long, long way (decades) from being able to charge for content.
we're talking about a company that is still best known for overcharging on dial-up internet.
aol has managed to create a large following among people who hate it.
they need to keep that in mind before they start thinking they can charge.
politics daily, i'm sad to say, is a joke. it's the most pedestrian nonsense. it makes the musing on the diane rehm show look like deep thinking.
and until they snapped up huffington post, that was their best known site.
they really have nothing going for themselves these days and would be smart to work on rebuilding the aol brand before attempting to charge money.
i would argue that with their (bad) repuation, even floating publicly the idea that they might charge was a mistake.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'