I would not cut Time.gov. It is a site that I have used for years and has a legitimate use, much of its value being derived from the simple, straightforward URL. It can’t cost much at all to maintain because it never changes. Another site that I would not have cut is already gone: America.gov, a site that displayed the U.S. to the world.
In trying to respond to this post, I found another one retired: http://earthasart.gsfc.nasa.gov
I think we need to exercise care with just randomly retiring sites just because it’s something that we don’t support. The web is built on links and it can get frustrating when we just start breaking things. There are MANY ways to cut costs in government. I wish we would get all those data centers consolidated and virtualized before we start hacking through websites.
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