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AOL Goes Open Source

The most old-school Web media brand is set to embrace an open source, Web 2.0 approach in a major way.

AOL -- previously famous for its 'walled garden' philosophy aimed at keeping visitors within the portal's confines using AOL-only tools -- is slated to unveil a redesigned home page today that allows users to integrate various social networking profiles on AOL.com.

Officials said that on the new version of the site, users would be able to access information from their Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Twitter accounts all in one place. They'll also be able to post status updates and upload content to their various profiles without having to leave AOL.

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Also: AOL.com opens its home page, but does anyone care?




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It's nothing to do with open source. AOL should be ashamed of itself for misusing and diluting terms that used to mean something.

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