6 Websites That Should Be Brought Back From The Dead

7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back

We can think of more than a few dead or long-ignored websites we want dusted off and brought back to life. Here are the seven sites we miss the most. Let's surf the web of nostalgia.

Homestar Runner

The number-one choice, perhaps not surprisingly, was HomestarRunner.com. The Brothers Chaps are allegedly-hopefully-pretty-pretty-please bringing the site back, but some people are sceptical that Strong Bad and gang will ever actually return. Here's hoping that The Cheat (and everyone else) is not dead.


7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back

Many people loved the O.G. social media site, which, from 2005 to early 2008, was the single most-visited address on the entirety of the internet. It's still alive — sorta — but a buyout, a loss of focus, and the juggernaut that is Facebook have all conspired to kick it far from its once-held pedestal. But we miss those golden days, just like Justin Timberlake probably does.


7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back

Suck.com was sort of the original news/pop-culture/gossip/politics/whatever site, with a collection of pseudonymous personalities that helped define the casually smart sound of the internet that still holds true today. Sadly, this internet forebear didn't survive to see the image it impressed on our minds. RIP, Suck.com.


7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back

CompuServe is technically still alive, but visiting it is a time-warp back to the ugly graphics and janky layouts of the Windows 2000 era. In particular, we really miss its inscrutable email address format and $US6-an-hour pricing. OK, maybe "miss" isn't the right word.

A Bunch of Dead Google Services

7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back

A lot of us miss iGoogle. Some of you, seemingly, will profess your love for Google's defunct homepage for the rest of your lives. That's not the only dead Google feature you miss though — some of us just won't forgive the death of Reader, and there's a whole graveyard of other features that Google has iced over the years.


7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back

The majestic hairstyle known as the mullet would have probably died a slow, silent, noble death, were it not for MulletsGalore. But the site that made mullets a punchline has itself been swept into the internet's dustbin. Gone, but not forgotten.

Honourable Mention: Manbeef, Bringing Commenters Together

7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back

Not too many remember Manbeef, the hoax "human meat distributor" that used the extremely early-2000s trend of chain emails to play the long con on easily-outraged internetters worldwide.

Any dead sites we missed? Sound off in the comment section below!

This story has been updated since its original publication.


    Wait.....no Geocities?!?!?!

      try neocities.org :)
      ahhh what the web should be!

    I always loved watching Strong Bads email, and i was great at the Trogdoor game.

    Something Awful.com is still going I see, but Cliff Yablonski our man from East Appleton should definitely start writing again. He'll hate you, and everyone else

    If the list doesn't include doodie.com it's not a good list.

    Our man from East Appleton, Cliff Yablonski should start writing again
    at Somethingawful.com

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