[RndTbl] The Atlantic: The Internet Is Rotting

Tim Lavoie tim at fractaldragon.net
Mon Jul 5 12:54:22 CDT 2021

Interesting, but it's always been this way. I think sometimes it's more
a matter of trying to hold up your own end (things like sitemap.xml on a
site), and setting expectations that it's all pretty ephemeral.

I subscribe to the Pinboard.in bookmarking service, and it includes
archiving of bookmarked pages. An interesting aspect of this is that it
also provides a list of non-OK error responses found, and which pages
returned that. So you can go in, try to fix them with updated versions,
or just understand that that old link is now kaput.

Gilbert E. Detillieux <gedetil at gmail.com> writes:

> I found the following article on "link rot" interesting...
> The Internet Is Rotting
> "Too much has been lost already. The glue that holds humanity’s 
> knowledge together is coming undone."
> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/06/the-internet-is-a-collective-hallucination/619320/
> Hope the above link will still work for a while!... ;)
> Gilbert
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