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The End Is Nigh… The Last Pages Of The Internet

Dave Parrack 03-07-2013

The Internet consists of at least 4 billion webpages, which, you’ll realize unless you have lost all sense of scale, is a vast collection of content Curating the Web: 6 Social Media Sites Full of Interesting Content Search engines only help if you know what it is you're looking for. But what if you don't? Social networking sites are a good source of interesting content. And then there are social media sites,... Read More . Not all of it is good content, obviously, and I suspect a fair percentage is pornography. Still, the Web is epic and only likely to grow even more epic from this moment forth.


But wait! It turns out the Internet has an end. There is a last page, a final entry, a conclusion to the story. In fact, there are several last pages, final entries, and conclusions to the story. Because having just one would be far too simple. The end is nigh. It is, in fact, about 800 words south of here.

The Beginning Of The End

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According to Know Your Meme, the last page of the Internet trend first reared it’s ugly head in the late 1990s, before the Internet had even exploded into mainstream consciousness. Throughout the years there have been dozens of domains dedicated to the phenomenon, with many either expiring or changing hands in that time.

The phenomenon has resisted change, however, and as you’ll see below, many of the websites purporting to be the end of the last page of the Internet look like they belong to another, altogether simpler, time when text and pixelated graphics were the order of the day.

The Collection

What follows are eight “last pages of the Internet,” all of which exist on their own dedicated domains. If you delve a little deeper on Google or Bing (or Google & Bing combined 4 Search Engines That Combine Google & Bing The Google search engine is a fantastic resource for those of us who spend half our lives online, hence its inclusion in the list of the 7 wonders of the Web, but it isn't the... Read More ) you’ll find dozens more, but most are subdomains and not nearly as impressive as these fine efforts.


Internet Last Page

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Internet Last Page keeps things simple and direct, though with a “Ta da” and a “Wow!” to grab your attention. The directive to, “Now turn off your computer, and go have fun” suggests that there is no fun to be had online, which MakeUseOf disproves on a daily basis.


last page on the internet

HMPG, which I suspect was once snapped up as a shortening of “Homepage” offers something a little extra than the others on the list. You’re advised to, “Go do something useful with the rest of your life,” and suggestions include reading a book and planting a tree. But not before you have downloaded the Internet in its entirety to your hard drive. Naturally.


The End Of The Internet

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The End Of The Internet sees things take a rather strange twist, with the addition of a question mark to the word “Congratulations” making you ponder your life choices to this point. There is also the assertion that the end of the Internet has no numerical value attached to it, with the acronym NaN appearing multiple times on the page.

The Very Last Page On The Internet

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The Very Last Page On The Internet may as well have not even bothered turning up, as it comprises just four lines of text. Still, those four lines of text include all of the relevant information, and several exclamation points just to underline the overall message.


End Of The Internet

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End Of The Internet is either owned by or affiliated with xkcd, one of many awesome webcomics drawn for geeks 10 Awesome Webcomics Drawn Just for Geeks Webcomics are arguably more popular now than they ever have been before. This is mainly due to a marked increase in the quality of content, with some webcomics being both magnificently written and magnificently drawn.... Read More . Still, because xkcd IS indeed awesome we won’t hold this against them. This website tells us where the last page of the Internet is located… San Antonio, Texas, apparently.

The Last Page

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The Last Page proves there is demand for this kind of thing, with almost 500,000 visitors logged (at the time of writing) despite there being nothing of merit on the site. The typos and errant capitalization are the icing on this very bare cake.


The End Of Internet

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The End Of Internet has a grammatically messy domain name but offers sage advice worth taking on board. Apparently we all need to “step outside the door to face reality,” where we can chat to people face to face or even play with kids in the street. I’ll pass, but thanks.

Turn Off The Internet

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We end with Turn Off The Internet, which adds an interactive element to proceedings. There’s no fancy HTML5 What Is HTML5, And How Does It Change The Way I Browse? [MakeUseOf Explains] Over the past few years, you may have heard the term HTML5 every once in a while. Whether you know anything about web development or not, the concept can be somewhat nebulous and confusing. Obviously,... Read More here, just a virtual button that once pressed heralds the arrival of a pop-up informing you that “You have now safely shutdown the Internet.” Mummy, I’m scared.


OK, so maybe the Internet has no end. Maybe there is no last page of the Internet. In fact, it’s very likely it will continue to grow and evolve long after all of us have lost the ability to use a mouse and keyboard, or any desire to type the phrase “Sexy Pictures” into your search engine of choice How Do Search Engines Work? To many people, Google IS the internet. It's arguably the most important invention since the Internet itself. And while search engines have changed a lot since, the underlying principles are still the same. Read More .

Still, these domains have been part of the Web for several years, and offer (if nothing else) a gentle reminder to turn off the ol’ computer and go outside once in a while. I hear there’s a strange glowing orb in the sky that gives off heat and light, though I have personally never seen such a thing.

Let us know your thoughts on the end of the Internet, and the last page of the Internet that suggest you’ve reached the conclusion of your browsing, in the comments section below. Or go and buy a suitable domain name and add your contribution to this collection of websites designed to troll the n00bish of the n00bs. Stick some ads on it and you might even make a few bucks.

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  1. Efi D
    July 4, 2013 at 7:48 am


  2. Howard B
    July 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    "The End of the Internet": "There is also the assertion that the end of the Internet has no numerical value attached to it, with the acronym NaN appearing multiple times on the page." If you examine the page, there's a countdown.js JavaScript, and "NaN" means "Not a Number," meaning that it's passed the countdown finish time and can't calculate the days, hours, minutes & seconds.

    • Emlyn
      July 4, 2013 at 6:33 am

      I think it supposed to make you think it was keeping track of how long you have spent on the internet and how long it took for you to get to the 'end' kind of like a finish line, although this isn't possible unless they had a beginning of then internet, and the internet was linear

      • Doc
        July 5, 2013 at 1:33 am

        It's a countdown, not a timer (which counts up).

        Here's some of the code (angle brackets removed for safety):

        script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript" src=""

        TargetDate = "12/31/2020 5:00 AM"; By this I'm figuring the script is broken, as it hasn't reached that date yet; it *should* display the days, hours, minutes & seconds until then. :)

  3. Christian Cawley
    July 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Who types "sexy pictures" into a search engine?

    I would suspect anyone doing that isn't mature enough to be looking at them...

    • Dave P
      July 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      You should try it sometime. I've even seen naked women on the InterWebs using that search term. I vomited for a while but then slowly came around to the idea.

      • Ben J
        July 4, 2013 at 6:17 am

        The force is strong in this one!