Keith Instone, writing on the site Usable Web in December 2012, taken from the Wayback Machine:
“I just noticed that Alertbox articles (and other things) from useit.com are now incorporated into nngroup.com”
Ah, two sites belonging to famous usability consultant Jakob Nielsen.
“From a practical perspective, it means different URLs for Alertbox articles.”
Uh-oh. Jakob hasn’t broken a load of links, has he?
“So far, all of the redirects seem to be working (no linkrot).”
Excellent. Well done, Jakob.
Back to Keith and the site Usable Web, today:
500 Internal Server Error
Oh well, maybe it’s just temporary. Let’s take a look at March 2016:
Linkrot… on an article about linkrot. Bonus points go to Usable Web for having the slogan “Links to web usability history”. Not much history present there any more.
See also: famous designer Jeffrey Zeldman complaining about a web community being destroyed, and then destroying one himself.
(Don’t look too far in the past on sites I’ve been involved with, though. I definitely didn’t write a pompous article about all this years ago which suffered exactly the same fate. Promise.)