An AOL Content Slave Speaks Out

Oliver Miller:

AOL is a billion dollar corporation, and the foundation of its current business model is words.

No, the foundation of its business model, like many modern media organizations, is pageviews. Words are just a means to an end. Words are meant to be beautiful and wonderful, to create something special, but AOL and others like it have bastardized them and diluted their value for profit. Real value exchanged for the fleeting and ersatz value of money.

(This is not to disagree with Miller’s point-of-view — I think we agree.)

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