Bye Bye AOL

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Referral Associates

  To all of my friends who may not have noticed the email notification, I have changed my email to  I have had my old email address for many years and was very hesitant to change it but current events necessitate it. I have had my AOL account since we bought our first PC i think and although they had become very liberal I was very comfortable navigating and I have never been a big fan of change just for the sake of change.

    But this week AOL announced they were purchasing the Huffington Post  and hiring Arianna Huffington for  a rediculous amount of money. I simply can not send money every month to any organization that has anything to do with the Huffington post.

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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Hugh,  One of my best friends has always been a conservative AOL junky.  I called her as soon as I heard this to see if she had the inside story; she did not have a clue.  I'm thinking this is going to hurt AOL more than it is going to help them.

Feb 09, 2011 09:00 PM #1
Larry Costa
Century 21 Classic Gold, Carver MA - Carver, MA
Realtor, Carver MA Real Estate

Aol isn't that great anyway....never a fan. Gmail has some good options with it. Lots blogged about on AR.

Feb 09, 2011 09:02 PM #2
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Did you get that link to hardcore porn I sent you?

Feb 09, 2011 11:10 PM #3
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Hugh - and AOL stock continues to decline. I left AOL a long time ago but for technical reasons. Bonus for you, gmail is free.

Feb 10, 2011 08:54 AM #4
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Gmail is great and it integrates with Android smart phones too.  Change is a good thing.

Feb 10, 2011 09:05 AM #5
Nicholas Goglucci
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL
The Listing Whisperer



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Feb 10, 2011 02:06 PM #6
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Hugh...Love IT!!!  We need to take a stand more often and I applaud you for taking the dard line.  I am not one for change either, but there are times when it has to be done!

Feb 10, 2011 03:11 PM #7
Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

It's not the smartest move by AOL.  The only side that benefits from this deal is Arianna. 

Feb 10, 2011 04:30 PM #8
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
I Buy Rural Land

Good move Hugh. AOL and Huffington should be quite the liberal team.

Feb 11, 2011 08:28 AM #9
Nicholas Goglucci
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL
The Listing Whisperer

I was thinking the same thing Hugh - i am in shock right now - I have everything going to my aol account for ten years - now I have to make the big switch in my business 

Feb 11, 2011 11:18 AM #10
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ

Nich they will try to give you a better price than they will let you keep your email. They are hoping you will come back. They asked me why I was leaving after so long. I said "two words" Huffington Post.LOL


Feb 11, 2011 11:23 AM #11
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Hugh * I'm sticking with AOL for the LAUGHS!  This is going to be very funny and I won't have to search for HuffPO content!!!

Feb 12, 2011 06:19 AM #12
Rich Quigley
Chicago, IL

Hugh, I think that gmail is probably better than AOL. You should, however, look at the Huffington Post before you dismiss it. You're into religion and they have an entire section on religion that is balanced.

Good move going to Google, though. They're a great company with the slogan "don't be evil". They are huge supporters of LGBT rights and treat all employees fairly.

Sep 20, 2011 01:43 PM #13
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