Oh cruel fate, why do you mock us? The very day we tabulated your votes that made 22online your favourite local website, Salter New Media pulled the plug on the satirical daily news site, sending its seven staffers packing without much more than a how-do-you-do, have your desk cleared out by noon tomorrow. Ah, the Internet is a cruel place, where websites are killed off like so many soap opera villains. No word yet on whether 22online’s evil twin waits in the wings. It’s sad though—first Pizza Cornercam, and now this.