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> Recall when people used to think that AOL keyword search was the entirety of the internet?

I'm not the OP but I personally don't remember any of that because I'm not an American (like a major part of populace on the Internet) and I've never used AOL. And maybe AOL failed in America exactly because it did the things you mention they were doing, i.e. "controlling and blacklisting" a large part of the Internet.

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