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Yes, I Really Am Going to Download Squad

logo.png I did not want to write this today. I told Grant that he shouldn’t either but he’s so energized by his new role at the Shel Israel show that he had to talk about it on April Fool’s Day. and now I’m being inundated with questions.

Yes, I really am going to Download Squad as the new content editor. Grant has actually been talking to me since SXSW about taking this position and I’ve been super excited about the chance. The team at DS is engaged, awesome, funny and they write great content. We couldn’t talk publicly about this yet, but now that it is, I cannot deny that this is the new thing I’ll be doing now that I won’t be at b5media anymore.

Obviously, as a DC guy, one of the points of excitement for me was to work for a local company and what better local company is there than AOL/Weblogs Inc? I’m looking forward to jumping right in, initially splitting my time between my remaining time at b5 and my new role at Download Squad.

Grant, thanks for reaching out to me. Good luck on your new role at Fast Company. Tell Shel not to drink coffee on set.

Update: Everything you read above is a lie.


  1. Marshall Kirkpatrick Marshall Kirkpatrick

    Oh dude, do you promise this isn’t a joke? If not, that’s super super cool and I’m really excited for you. We’re competition now! Couldn’t ask for a better rival. I am going to eat your lunch, but I’ll buy you a beer next time we see eachother! ;)

  2. Marshall- it’s really not a joke, so thank you for your congrats and I’ll take you up on the beer. :)

  3. Congrats, Aaron! Sounds like a fun gig, and right up your alley!

  4. Congrats! You’ll be a beta king before you know it.


  5. I completely don’t believe you! :)

  6. Congratulations Aaron! Hope it’s a great new adventure for you.

  7. Congrats Aaron! I’ll keep an eye out for you at DS now.

    Look forward to seeing you again soon (we missed the opp to catch up at MashDC).

  8. Congrats on the new gig!
    Welcome to the AOL fam.

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