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AOL vs. Netflix: The Entire Internet In One Simple Chart

At the end of March, almost 2.7 million people still subscribed to AOL service, the company reported this morning. That’s about where Netflix stood at the end of 2004.
Since then, Netflix’s subscriber base has grown — 29 million at the end of March — and AOL’s has declined at a remarkably parallel rate.

AOL vs. Netflix: The Entire Internet In One Simple Chart

At the end of March, almost 2.7 million people still subscribed to AOL service, the company reported this morning. That’s about where Netflix stood at the end of 2004.

Since then, Netflix’s subscriber base has grown — 29 million at the end of March — and AOL’s has declined at a remarkably parallel rate.

Almost perfect. AOL vs. Netflix, 2002-2012.

Almost perfect. AOL vs. Netflix, 2002-2012.

Netflix vs. AOL: A decade of moving in opposite directions