100 More People Laid Off at AOL Today – Chart

Admittedly, I haven’t kept up with how many people get laid off at AOL. There are so many layoffs every year, all year long at AOL, that keeping up is rather time-consuming. Luckily, Alley Insider has picked up where I left off with a much better chart than the one I made (it’s also better than Valleywags’s, which was the one I tried to improve upon) with a new layoff chart of their own.

I like it better than Valleywag’s or my own chart because a) you can see it (I seem to have lost the bigger copy of my chart), 2) it lists the name of the CEO who presided over each layoff in chronological order, and c) it’s bigger than my chart, or did I say that already? oh, and d) it’s up to date, which the other charts no longer are.

AOL Layoffs Chart, 2009, at http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-aol-layoffs-2009-11

If I were to get really ambitious, I’d compare all three charts (it would help if I could see my own chart, of course, but I can’t) and come up with an improved version, if needed, that I could add to this December or next February (depending on which rumor you believe) when the bulk of AOL layoffs are supposed to happen (rumors place the upcoming body count between 1,000-2,000 people).

My apologies to Alley Insider: LiveJournal forbids embedding of iframes; thanks to JavaScript hackers weeks ago, LJ’s own embedding format is still disabled except for video, so I can’t use the codes given on AI to embed the chart properly.

ETA: As soon as I wrote this post, I found a bigger copy of my chart, linked to right under the smaller copy. Since it’s my usual habit to link bigger images to smaller ones (but not to place the link to the bigger image underneath), I thought I’d lost the bigger version, which pretty much sums up what I would think.

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