This article is about a website that no longer exists.
Rotten.com was a shock site, which collects real pictures of dead people, disgusting diseases, deformed bodies, and more, After a long closure, the site has been closed, this is the first shock site ever created on the internet, most of the pictures are sent by many people, asked in the question
The website was first registered in 1996, and was hosted by a person "Soylent", he made a program that can easily identify unregistered internet domain names with only one word on a dictionary entry, after some searching, he found a word Rotten was one of the unclaimed words on the domain, so he later went on to register with Rotten.com, this is where it starts off, Rotten.com has based itself as an online free speech, in a time, when censorship rules had begun to restrict internet access from many people.
The site receives a lot of popularity, resulting in a lot of huge spikes for a couple of months, due to the post of medical personnel recovering Princess Diana's body from a car accident, after a while, the picture was revealed to be fake, The website was also one of the first websites to publish images of the September 11th jumpers from the Twin Towers, under the title 'Swan Dive'.
The Rotten Library[edit | edit source]
The site also has a Library page, which is an encyclopedia that supplements the website, the website consists of hundreds of article, about culture, art, crime, and more, the website doesn't contain gruesome images.
Link[edit | edit source]
- web.archive.org/web/20050516235424/rotten.com/about/press.html - a picture of Princess Diana
- Wikipedia Page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotten.com
NOTE: The following shock site contains extremely graphic images!