'You've Got Mail' For Only 117 More Months

Afer studying long-term declines in newspaper circulation, Philip Meyer, the eminent professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a few years ago calculated that the last American newspaper will be read in September 2043. Using that type of math, Tig Tillinghast, editor of MarketingWonk.com, last year calculated that America Online will lose its last subscriber on August 17, 2013. But based upon AOL’s latest net losses of subscriptions, he yesterday recalculated that to 2:15 p.m. on January 14, 2014. Tillinghast remarked: At that point, it is supposed, the AOL advertising reps will begin returning the […]