Re: If I had a dime ........
Ah, well, Google+ is awful - from conception to interface, it makes little sense, had to track conversations, and difficult to envision on one screen. Google's interface is pretty awful except for the one box for search. The new Gmail App for Android- - case in point. Bells and more bells. Facebook is a but jumbled, but very linear, and does branching very well.
But hey, that's just me.
As for AOL sticking around, I wonder how popular their chat rooms are -- still a gathering place for fans of <fill in the blank> -- and more private than FaceBook or other services/apps. And, AOL does, or did have private chat rooms. Not that I would know. But if they are still getting people into x-rated chats, then they may be around until 3015.
When I worked at Prodigy one of the most popular features was the x-rated bulletin boards. Being IBM and Sears, they stopped them. However, when they were available, it was a home run. I worked there, I didn't read them