Here we are in 2009 and it turns out that AOL is not the internet. AOL's subscriber base is down over 70% since 2001 while overall internet subscriptions have nearly doubled in the same time period. Portions of AOL's overseas ISP operations have been sold off, and their US ISP operation might go the same way. AOL can't compete with Google in the ad space, and to say that they're competitive with Yahoo in the portal space is no great compliment. Despite their association with the remnants of Time-Warner (which no longer owns Time Warner Cable, Warner Music Group, or Time Warner Books), AOL can hardly be considered a heavyweight in any field anymore.