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A Sad Day at AOL

Seems like there are some layoffs going on at AOL, and some really talented people are suddenly without jobs.  It’s really sad, as I have had the opportunity to meet quite a few folks over at AOL.  There was a transformation at AOL recently, where AOL left the staid-tried-and-true business model to an ad-driven model that focuses on enabling their massive subscriber base.  They have a great focus on Web 2.0 technologies and have been introducing great resources like http://dev.aol.com

http://www.unwovenrainbow.net/blog/2007/10/16/a-sad-day/

http://irqportz.wordpress.com/2007/10/16/well-its-black-tuesday-all-over-again/

I have seen various reports of 2,000 jobs.  I haven’t seen any type of official announcement, but I haven’t deeply researched it.

Hoping that this is a good turn for some very talented folks finding themselves in a tough situation.