A study says the internet is going away.

A recent research indicates that the internet is vanishing.


According to the findings of a recent study, the internet is vanishing as web pages and other forms of online material are being deleted.

A common misconception about the internet is that it is a place where material is permanent. On the other hand, according to the findings of a recent study, significant portions of it are lost when pages are relocated or destroyed.

In 2013, for example, 38 percent of the webpages that were available to users were no longer accessible. Even more recent pages are being removed from the internet: eight percent of the pages that were available in 2023 are no longer accessible.

The deletion or relocation of the pages typically results in their disappearance. According to the findings of research conducted by the Pew Research Center, this phenomenon occurs on websites that are otherwise functional, as opposed to occurring when the entirety of websites vanishes.

Due to the effect, a significant amount of news and stuff that is considered to be valuable for reference is being lost. In addition, it was said that around twenty-three percent of news websites and twenty-one percent of government websites have at least one broken link. Furthermore, fifty-four percent of Wikipedia entries contain a link in their references that is no longer operational.

Social media is experiencing a similar effect to that described above. Five percent of tweets are removed from the website during the first few months after they are posted.

To finish the studya random selection of over one million web pages was obtained from Common Crawl, which is a service that archives various portions of the internet. The next step for the researchers was to determine whether or not those pages remained online between the years 2013 and 2023.

Between the years 2013 and 2023, it was discovered that twenty-five percent of all the pages that were gathered were no longer accessible. There were sixteen percent of those pages originated from a website that is still operational, while nine percent of those pages were hosted on websites that are no longer operational anymore.

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