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Poster: Alison OK Date: Jul 31, 2019 10:11am
Forum: news Subject: Medium: How to Access Pages Missing from the Internet

404 pages have gotten more creative over the years.

However, that does not make them less annoying, especially when searching for critical data. Pages can disappear for many reasons: someone forgot to pay hosting fees, governments deemed the info subversive, individuals try to scrub records from the web, or mundane infrastructure problems. The average life of a webpage has been variously reported as 44, 75, and 100 days; whatever the exact number, one thing is clear: the Internet is leaky and content is not guaranteed to stay around forever.

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