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The Internet is not forever after all: CNET deletes old articles to game Google

Aurich Lawson reader comments 149 with CNET, one of the great-granddaddies of tech news on the web, has been having a rough year. First, its AI-written articles sparked drama, then layoffs rocked the publication. And now, Gizmodo reports that the 28-year-old site has been deleting thousands of its old articles in a quest to achieve… Read More »

The ‘90s Internet: When 20 hours online triggered an email from my ISP’s president

Banj Edwards | Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 112 with “When checking the system this morning, I noticed your account logged in for over 20 hours,” begins a December 1998 email from the president of my dial-up Internet service provider (ISP) at the time. “Our service is unlimited, but we ask that you… Read More »