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.

November 01, 2007 Gets Canned Gets Canned
MediaWeek reports that NBC Universal will soon close, a site which attempted to gather all of NBC's humor-oriented video content under one roof.

This closure is no big surprise. Dotbombery, I mean Dotcomedy was always an overcrowded, ugly site whose search feature barely worked (try typing in "Saturday Night Live into its search box and you'll see what I mean. Most of the crowding on its pages came from ads, promotions, and other branded ephemera, its Terms & Conditions page was long and scary, and its traffic apparently was so low as to make it unmeasurable. This, plus a decision by NBCU to relocate a lot of its unfunniness back to doomed this expensive project, and few will mourn its passing. It joins a long list of Abandoned Humor Sites that litter the Web.

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