Author Topic: 38% of webpages that existed in 2013 are no longer accessible a decade later  (Read 607 times)

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https://www.pewresearch.org/data-labs/2024/05/17/when-online-content-disappears/

Link Rot and Digital Decay on Government, News and Other Webpages | Pew Research Center

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A related problem is old URLs which still exist but have different, unrelated content now.

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>different, unrelated content now

That's a problem within AMZ now.  A vendor will discontinue a product and substitute another --sometimes similar, but often not related-- product.  I come across this when I go to 'buy again' from past orders.

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I'm surprised the numbers are that low.

What happened in 2017? Is that just sampling error?