Users who have videos currently hosted through the service will receive an e-mail this week, and will be given the chance to transfer their videos to AOL's preferred alternative, start-up Motionbox, before December 18. If they don't, their videos will be deleted.
AOL has made a concerted effort to shake off some of its older and less successful properties--Journals, Hometown, and AOL Pictures, to name a few, not to mention the fact that parent company Time Warner plans to--while forging ahead with newer, shinier projects. The company continues to and ; it's also to bring in feeds from multiple e-mail and social-networking sites.
The Google-owned YouTube remains thein amateur video uploads.
But AOL's not the only one reworking its service priorities. Earlier this fall, Microsoft announced that it was Multiply.in favor of , and that MSN Groups would be effectively ported over to social network