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Tue May 21, 2024, 10:24 AM May 21

The internet is disappearing, study says


Almost 40% of webpages from 2013 no longer exist a decade on, research finds

The internet is disappearing, a new study has suggested, as web pages and online content is lost.

The web is often thought of as a place where content lasts forever. But vast swathes of its are being lost as pages are deleted or moved, according to new research.

Of the webpages that existed in 2013, for instance, 38 per cent are now lost. Even newer pages are disappearing: 8 per cent of pages that existed in 2023 are no longer available.
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The internet is disappearing, study says (Original Post) ClearSky24 May 21 OP
Now is there a subject pattern to their disappearance? GreenWave May 21 #1
I would imagine money is the culprit jimfields33 May 21 #2
There is truth to this. Renew Deal May 21 #3
Goodbye Football Outsiders Johonny May 21 #4
It's a bad thing because people are relying of X(Twitter) and Facebook and Reddit for its 'news'. flying_wahini May 21 #5
All That Will Be Left Will Be Ads And Clickbait.....nt global1 May 21 #6
and AI generated dreamslop Ponietz May 21 #7
Gee. Now who would benefit from that? Kid Berwyn May 21 #8


(17,187 posts)
2. I would imagine money is the culprit
Tue May 21, 2024, 10:28 AM
May 21

If you know longer update or use a site, many feel like paying the website forever in not of interest so they either delete or it goes dormant until the web address is sold.

Renew Deal

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3. There is truth to this.
Tue May 21, 2024, 10:29 AM
May 21

Even articles saved in the last 2-3 years seem to have disappeared for me. This is more good than bad in my opinion. The old stuff is frequently stored on unsecure technology.


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5. It's a bad thing because people are relying of X(Twitter) and Facebook and Reddit for its 'news'.
Tue May 21, 2024, 10:32 AM
May 21

It’s really a sad state of affairs when a couple of teams from companies like this control 90% of the narrative.

People are getting tired of Cable news reporting a story a thousand different ways but don’t mention there is a whole world of things going on outside of that.

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