I was trying to clean up an older iPad of mine and get rid of apps and junk so that it would be a bit faster. That led me to go into the bookmarks which were not syncing with any other devices. What a nostalgia trip!
Sifting through the sites that you once bookmarked as having some importance, you realize how many sites have vanished. I recall a feature in a browser past (Was it Netscape or an early Firefox?) that allowed me to check bookmarks in a keystroke and if they were valid. No more, so I started clicking old ones to see if they are still online.
Here are just a few I eliminated:
2.) Yahoo Chat
4.) Orkut – you can make a whole list of all the Google properties gone, such as Google+
8.) Six Apart
MySpace still exists in some form and some URLs were bought and repurposed but it is a reminder of how many of the mighty have fallen.