psa: internet scheduled to go down tomorrow

You may know that from time to time, the internet just gets full of junk. Thankfully, a group of computer geeks volunteers have created a system to help us all. The cleanup is scheduled to run for about 24 hours starting tomorrow.

Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, and the search guys at Microsoft have all worked together to create a special search robot to scour the web and clean out old and outdated websites.

From what I can tell, it’s similar to them agreeing on the “no-follow” tag used in blogging comments.

It’s nice to see the heavy search engine guys come together to purge and prune the internet.

These search robots will be looking for any web page that hasn’t been updated in 7 years. Why 7? Apparently 1998 was decided as the year that “responsible” web site creation began. No one has cleaned out the very first sites.

I also heard that they are working with Technorati, who searches blogs effectively, to find dead blogs and delete them.

So come Sunday morning there may be lots of new domain names available…and a cleaner, leaner, faster internet!

My advice is not to add any blog posts or web pages to the internet tomorrow. It could get ugly. Every registered email address with Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft should get an “all clear” email sent early Sunday morning.

[tags]psa, clean internet, aprilfools[/tags]

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