Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

May 31, 2006 Home of Pop-up Hell

Imagine walking into a quiet graveyard in broad daylight and having all the graves open and the worst spirits you can imagine start grabbing at your legs. This is exactly the feeeling I got when I visited, the last living vestige of what ten years ago proudly called itself "The World's Best Web Site." The domain has served (for at least five years now) as a static pointer to the many world-class content brands maintained by Time Warner. But did you know that almost every one of these brands is now infested with pop-up ads of the sort that would immediately red-flag it as a "dangerous" site in McAfee?

All I can say is unless you love pop-ups, "don't go there!"

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