Link Rot: The Web is Decaying

What is link rot?

Over 20 years, 98.4% of web links suffer from rot, becoming totally inaccessible to future generations.

Why do links rot?

Websites don’t maintain themselves, and ultimately unless people work to preserve them and keep them accessible, they will all fall offline eventually.

How can we fight link rot?

The permaweb is similar to the traditional web, except permaweb content cannot be lost, altered, or purposefully deleted. The links never change, so you know that you won’t suffer from link rot!



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