came across this again http://www.burncopy.com/year_in_the_internet_06.html
via lurking a discussion on https://drowned.world/chat (a new/improved reboot of dump.fm, still in beta and invite only right now)
lots of youtube videos (it was just 1 year old then!), ytmnd (i forgot about that!), dead links, and mentions of vvork.com and rss feeds
see also: Best of the Web 2005 - http://www.burncopy.com/bestoftheweb.html (less youtube, more dead links)
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