The Useless Pages
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The Useless Web was an example of early web humor. It was a list of links to web pages the writers deemed egregiously useless, with humorous descriptions. In time it grew to a directory with links archived by category. It helped disseminate many early minor internet memes. There were many imitators, and it spawned its own Yahoo category. Marc Andreessen once called it "One of the best sites on the Web."
The site was founded by Paul Phillips in 1994. Steve Berlin took over in 1995 and started to update more regularly. In 1999 John Gephart IV took over and continued to update the site until early 2001.
- "Valentine's aftermath", News24.com, February 16, 2001
- A Brief History of Uselessness on the Web at the Wayback Machine (archived August 16, 2000)
- Rothstein, Edward (1996-03-04). "Can Twinkies think, and other ruminations on the Web as garbage depository". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
- Copy of the site from the Internet Archive
- February 1996 Wired article partly about The Useless Pages
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