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You've got Blogs! AOL buys into homegrown media. April Fools Day starts with a bang in the UK. Determined to get linked by many a weblog, they put out a story about AOL purchasing popular weblogs. In related news, MetaFilter was said to be signing a merger agreement with Kuro5hin to pool content between the two sites.
posted by wackybrit (14 comments total)

 
Yes! Crappy pompous essays combined with crappy arrogent links! Sweet!
posted by geoff. at 7:14 PM on March 31, 2002


In related news, MetaFilter was said to be signing a merger agreement with Kuro5hin to pool content between the two sites. We'll bring you more news as soon as we hear it.

Whoa...this is at the end of the article...what does this mean?
posted by BlueTrain at 7:21 PM on March 31, 2002


No comment.
posted by rusty at 7:22 PM on March 31, 2002


MeFi joining forces with kuro5hin?Say it ain't so, Matt.

I'm quite frankly amazed anyone at AOHell knows of MeFi's existence, I figured that crowd had just dicovered the HamsterDance.
posted by jonmc at 7:24 PM on March 31, 2002


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posted by Settle at 7:37 PM on March 31, 2002


Is it April 1st already?
posted by iconomy at 7:39 PM on March 31, 2002


The wind of the savannah pushes the pollen to the top of the mountain

Ahhhh... Ahhhh.... Ahhhh....

AHHHHCHOOOO!
posted by dchase at 7:41 PM on March 31, 2002


well, i'm certainly an idiot...carry on.
posted by BlueTrain at 7:44 PM on March 31, 2002


You know what would be smart? If AOL had easy to use weblogs for all their lusers. People would eat that up.

I wish I could some how get people to pay me for ideas like these.
posted by betaray at 7:54 PM on March 31, 2002


Tip: Posting them on a public forum is a bad start. ;-)
posted by wackybrit at 8:23 PM on March 31, 2002


I love April Fool's Day. Thanks, wackybrit. Uh, call me gullible ('cause all my friends do) but...is Ralph Rumney dead? If he is, his joke tops anything I've seen in my life.
posted by realjanetkagan at 8:28 PM on March 31, 2002


And this just in ... from Google ...
posted by chipr at 10:07 PM on March 31, 2002


Harharhar.... too bad it'd be more believable if the link were from a site other than The Register.
posted by Aikido at 10:11 PM on March 31, 2002


I just heard that April Fool's Day has been postponed until the 10th out of respect for the Queen Mother.
Might be worth spreading the word if it's not already too late so people can keep their jokes fresh.
posted by malevolent at 12:01 AM on April 1, 2002


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