A Piece of Internet History Disappears

No that’s not Michael Arrington’s dog I want to discuss!

Those among us who have reached their ’30s, or especially Europeans, might remember the dog, Lycos’ dog. Today this ‘pre-Web 1.0’ portal, which started as a search engine in 1994/1995 and was the worldwide most visited website in 1999, has shut down in several European countries.

The news was announced last month already, still this is a dinosaur in the deadpool. Not just a dinosaur, for many Lycos was where everything started: their first email account, their first online dating profile and even their first website (Tripod and Angelfire hosting).

Shall we call today a _sad day_ for the internet?

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