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.

December 24, 2007 To Go Dark Jan 1, 2008 To Go Dark Jan 1, 2008, which for 12 years provided a vigorous Web-based companion site to the CourtTV network, will close on January 1, 2008, victim of a rebranding by Time Warner, the network's new owner, that will morph CourtTV into the more reality-themed "truTV."

A farewell note from's Editor in Chief Jim Lyons provides a good summary of's milestones. His note suggests that the site will remain "in frozen form" for the benefit of future historians of crime, media, and culture.

Among the more interesting revelations in Lyons' note is the somewhat ghoulish revelation that the site's photo gallery of the last words of condemned Death Row inmates was one of its most popular features.

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