The leader in online news, AOL News, now presents to you a makeover site which is blog-like. The new AOL or AOL News Beta reports news in blog template – short news stories that are accompanied by video clips, photographs or interactive polls intended to engage readers. Users can read, watch, vote, rate, comment and even discuss the news.

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AOL revealed that the makeover of its traditional news sites is part of the effort to change this site from a subscription-based service to a free, advertising-based Web business. At the same time, AOL Sports also started a similar format for its sports news.

The change of AOL is encouraging and it is a good move as the blog style is reflective of a general shift in how consumers prefer to get information on the Web. In time to come, more internet websites will most likely adopt this blog-format for better hits.

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