Rolling Stone sight goes hay wire

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Well, that was fun while it lasted. Sometime this morning, the Rolling Stone website disappeared from the Internet, leaving only a goofy placeholder page and the catcalls of thousands of people who were all too ready to believe that the dinosauric old-media mag had either a), let its domain name lapse (embarrassing!) or b), folded entirely (schadenfreude!). Which would’ve been a weird way to make the announcement. But anyway! It was just a “technical problem,” according to a Wenner Media spokesman, who called the vanishing of his website a “glitch.” But geez were we ready to believe it was more than that.

Full story: Rolling Stone Domain Name Panic a “Glitch,” Also Sign of Worldwide Lack of Any Kind of Faith in the Magazine – New York Music – Sound of the City