WTF is link rot?

by Ricardo Bilton
This is the latest in a series of articles that explain, in plain English, new technology tools and platforms that are changing the face of digital media. See other entries here. “Error 404” pages have become a common part of the Web experience. But while most people have shrugged off broken links as a necessary nuisance, some see them as a problem that threatens the ability f ...Read the full article

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