The image above is a slection from a fascinating chart in the Washington Post. You can see a history of the English language web as sites rise, fall, and disappear from 1996 to 2013. the linkages track the placement of some long-lived websites as they struggle to rise in the rankings and earn money. There are many from the early years that I've never heard of at all. Grab? Uproar? Somehow I missed those.
Notably absent from the chart is Neatorama, but we're working on that.