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AOL Attempts Comeback as "Patch"

Filed under: Business,Technology by Randy Harris at 4:12 pm on November 11, 2010
Framingham Patch

Why is ''Patch'' trying to get people to believe they are a local website and hiding the fact that they are AOL ?

FRAMINGHAM, MA - AOL, the online service that so many people loved to hate, is rearing its ugly head again.

AOL, a company whose corporate ethics are virtually non-existent has been the object of thousands of consumer, employee and investor complaints and lawsuits due to; unfair consumer practices, consumer privacy violations, unfair labor practices and securities law violations.

The company was been the target of (and lost) one of the largest class action lawsuits in history.

One class action lawsuit should be of particular interest to anyone considering "volunteering", "contributing", or responding to offers for paid work at AOL's Patch. That lawsuit had to do with thousands of people who were effectively unpaid or underpaid "employees" of AOL -- although the company called them "community leaders" and denied they worked for AOL.

We've created a spoof / satire version of Framingham Patch which contains ...[read more]

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