Category Archives: aol

Jason Calacanis wants to pay you to Digg for Him!



If this headline smells funny wait till you read the associated post, but the crux is this, if your a top poster at some of the top social sites like Digg, Flickr etc they are willing to pay you a $1000.00 a month for those skills over at Netscapes new site. But hey if I had the money backing behind me that Jason does I could not even imagine the amount of traction I would be able to put forth in the podcasting space.

When your building a site on sheer determination, no sleep, and a heck of a lot of heart there is only one thing in the end that will spur the success of the site and that is making sure the podcasters get paid so you can stay in business.

Hell if I had 1 or 2 kick butt marketing/sales people we could definitley move forward quicker. The key is finding people with heart that understand the space and are willing to work like a dog for a startup. It’s tough but hey thats what building a company is all about. The question is are you that person that can kick butt? I definitely need you!


AOL Commits Suicide with Ad’s in E-Mail



Imagine your paying $14.95 per month for your AOL account that you are using largely for e-mail to only start getting advertisements jammed into e-mail. This has to be the most stupid move I have heard about. AOL is nothing more than a over priced ISP, for them to do this is beyond comprehension.

When you have a free account place somewhere you expect ads, this will add another nail in AOL’s coffin. [InfoWorld]


AIM Pages not Impressive



If the plan for AOL was to compete with MySpace with AIM Pages then by the look of the site today it is dead on arrival. Heck it does not even work in Firefox and some are saying even Safari users are having trouble. The site reminds me of GeoCities from the 80’s in fact I wonder if they actually used some of that code. [www.aimpages.com]

Update: This post by Jason Calacanis is an indication that he has drank to much of the AOL Koolaid. Your kidding Right?


Pet Peeve with AIM



I use Trillian to eliminate the need for four instant message clients running on my desk. This morning when I fired up the laptop I had this message waiting for me from AOL

“AIM added a new AIM Bots group to your Buddy List. AOL System Messate: Send IMs to moviefone and shoppingbuddy for great holiday flicks and gift ideas. (To remove ’em, just right-click and delete! Learn More)”

Do you really think I wanted these Bots added by AIM to my buddy list? Needless to say I took 10 seconds right clicked and deleted them.