Wowser. In crazy merger news, you’ve probably heard by now that Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion dollars.
The deal is all about the ability to stream mobile-first content, especially ads, to your delightful little handheld device.
In internet world, AOL is the star of your high school football team who got all sloppy in his mid-20s. Sure, his dad gave him a car dealership to run, and he makes some cash, but by the time your 10-year reunion rolls around, you’re like, “Wow, Bobby sure let himself go.”
Of course, the best place to take your thoughts on technology that you find completely irrelevant? Twitter.
It's ok, Verizon. Sometimes I get drunk and nostalgic and make weird impulse buys too. Remember that whole Surge thing? Don't even sweat it!
— Brady O'Callahan (@bradyocallahan) May 12, 2015
— Jill Taylor (@JillOnSTAR) May 12, 2015
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) May 12, 2015
The new AOL Verizon phone booths are already on the streets of Manhattan pic.twitter.com/sqDM3fJFIf
— Barry Ritholtz (@ritholtz) May 12, 2015
Verizon & AOL to merge, two leaders in the exciting “exploiting the elderly” market segment.
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 12, 2015
What have been some of your favorite Verizon/AOL tweets? Please share the joy below.