Internet Archive

Have you ever tried to look for a page on a website only to find it is no longer there? I know I have and here’s the solution: the Internet Archive.

The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine covers 20 years of webpages, that is over 284 billion webpages, with half a billion pages added weekly. You can search the Wayback Machine using a URL or words that best describe what you are looking for.

http://wayback.archive.org/

Access to so much more

The Internet Archive also provides access to an enormous library of textsvideoaudio and images.

Get digging. You never know what old stuff you might find within the Internet Archive that is useful and relevant to today.

Background

The Internet Archive is building a public library that can serve anyone in the world with access to the Internet. Its mission is to provide

Universal Access to All Knowledge

The Internet Archive was founded in 1996 by Brewster Kahle, who continues to direct it to this day. It is a not-for-profit organization funded by donations.

An interview with Brewster Kahle

In March 2017 Brewster Kahle talked to Kara Swisher, an American technology journalist, on the podcast Recode Decode about the importance of being able to refer back to things online in this era of alternative facts. (A transcript is available on the link provided.)

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