For years, AOL was a punchline. The once was of the Internet. You made fun of people who still had AOL addresses. “You’ve got mail” was a stale joke of struggling comedians.
Well, get ready for the comeback. AOL has been moving. Recently, they bought Outside.In, a hyper-local news aggregate where you can type in your home address and see the news that literally hits home for you. Combine that with their rapidly growing local presence, and AOL has cornered the market on hyper-local news, the seemingly next big thing.
If AOL ends up back as an industry leader again, they will become the new posterchild of perseverance in the Web 2.Woah world!