Blogs help kill AOL Newsgroups

News.com is reporting that blogs have helped caused the imminent death of the AOL Newsgroups service

“AOL’s decision to scrap newsgroup support comes as other forms of online community have taken favor, according to company spokeswoman Jaymelina Esmele.

“We are seeing that traffic on newsgroups is pretty minimal at this point,” she said. “With features like message boards, chat rooms and AOL Blogs, the majority of our members are turning to these to engage in topics of interest to them.”

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