NY Times: Maturity of Internet Makes Web Less "Fun"
Today's New York Times has an article about the the web is not holding the attention of people looking for entertainment. Creators of formerly-popular web sites like Glenn Davis of Cool Site of the Day are quoted. Examples of sites that people remember as "fun" include: Coffee Cam, Fish Tank Cam at Netscape, The Spot (an ill-fated online soap opera), and Telegarden.
All of the sites that the article mentions are shallow, single-purpose sites with truly limited entertainment value. Yet, the article acts as if sites like these are the life-blood of the Internet, playing a critical role in growing the percentage of the U.S. population that uses the web. This is clearly one of the least relevant articles that The New York Times has published recently.