Well it looks like one of the last of the old school search companies is closing its email service and website creation and hosting service Tripod, according to emails sent to users.
The plug will be fully pulled and all data will be gone, so if you are still using any of these services you have about 4 weeks to grab all essential information before it is history.
Lycos once was a popular destination. I used it along with Alta Vista in my early forays in the search space. The company was no longer in the top ten of email providers - with an estimated global user base of under 500,000, according to TechCrunch.
Guess the old dog just can't find the bones anymore.