AOL has recently launched several projects nationwide, including a sports network and Patch.com, a hub of 14 community websites for many neighborhoods in our state. And they hired many Asian American journalists, including former P-I journalists.
Patch.com is one of AOL’s many start-ups design to create jobs and lower the unemployment rate.
On one hand, I am glad that my colleagues have jobs now. On the other hand, Patch.com might become fierce competitors. They can compete effectively because they operate on a low budget. I imagine that AOL doesn’t need to pay for all the office expenses, including toilet papers, electricity, water, janitors, and phone lines.
Every editor runs a one-man show out of his or her home.
I asked my friend if he feels lonely at times, and he replied, “Yes, I do.”
What do you do when you are lonely?
“I play with my dog,” he said. ♦