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Are PCWORLD and CNET the worst websites?

Photo of a slow moving snail.
A Snail Is Faster Than PCWORLD Or CNET'S WebSite.

When I was a kid in the Bronx, I used to get all excited when my monthly issue of PCWORLD used to arrive in the mail. Yeah, guess it's hard to believe, but there was actually a time that us geeks used to get out our tech news via magazines: PCWORLD, PCMAG, WIRED. I would spend hours thumbing through them. Checking out the latest gadgets, software, trends.

This morning, still recovering from turkey overload, I somehow wound up PCWORLD's website. Now, I don't use an adblocker. Because I want to know how good (or bad) is the website (I'm a nerd, what can I say). Anyway, I visited PCWORLD a couple of hours ago, and I think their site is still loading.

PCWORLD Google page speed test result of 53
PCWORLD Google page speed test result of 53

Which isn't as bad CNET, I think their site is still loading from a few days ago.

CNET Google page speed test result of 44
CNET Google page speed test result of 44

At least Wired loaded a little faster. Which shouldn't be much of a surprise as they were always the cooler magazine.

WIRED Google page speed test result of 78
WIRED Google page speed test result of 78

Shame on CNET and PCWORLD for having devolved into websites that are more interested in capturing clicks then providing relevant information in a reasonable manner. Now, I understand that they want to make money. But how can anyone ever visit those websites without wanting to fling their computers through a window. They're slower than the snails I sometimes see after a rainy day on the Kauai.

Which websites do you hate? Drop me a line.

Al Weiser  

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