10 web sites that time forgot

When was the last time you posted a pic on PhotoBucket? Did a search on AltaVista? Or updated your Myspace page? In the online world, sites that were once the rage can quickly fall out of fashion. But they don’t die; they linger on in a kind of cyber-limbo.

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AltaVista

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Alexa Global Traffic Rank: 7,707

Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) launched AltaVista in 1995 and it quickly became a popular search engine. At one point AltaVista was so hot that it provided search results for Yahoo. Ultimately, Yahoo ended up owning AltaVista and now the roles are reversed. AltaVista is simply a shell site that serves as a front end for Yahoo’s search engine, which uses better, more recent technology.

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