Service Cuts Make AOL Even More Useless
Blogging, page-hosting features latest to go as parent Time Warner looks for answers
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2008 5:00 PM CDT
The newly redesigned AOL.com home page is shown. In an effort to increase user loyalty and bring more visitors to AOL.com, AOL is taking a step in a new direction by adding outside content.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – AOL is cutting two more of its website’s offerings, a blog creator and a data hosting service, Peter Kafka notes on Silicon Alley Insider. Users of AOL Journals, which hosts blogs, will be migrated to an equivalent host. Users of AOL Hometown, which mainly store photos—and, Kafka sniffs, is “as anachronistic as a dial-up ISP”—received a stiffer message: Save it elsewhere.