Hahaha! How funny this is! AOL is really surprising me, honestly. They have really started to bring themselves up from the mess that is AOL.
Meaning that, they are now opening up more, and giving away alot of their paid content for free. For example, I can do almost anything with my AIM account that a paid AOL user can. Free 1gb email, blogs, radio, IM, ad alot more.
AOL also seems to see that podcsting is big, with their AOL Radio Podcasting channel. They are hosting some of the real popular podcasts, such os This Week in Tech.
I think that AOL is turning around, and if Google buys them, then I think it will be one of the best online services out there. Just wait, you’ll see.