Wayback Machine

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The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web founded by the Internet Archive, an American nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California. Created in 1996 and launched to the public in 2001, it allows the user to go "back in time" to see how websites looked in the past. Its founders, Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat, developed the Wayback Machine to provide "universal access to all knowledge" by preserving archived copies of defunct web pages.[1]

Learning Activities

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  • Explain the role of Wayback Machine or other digital archives, that preserve copies of defunct web pages or web portals that exist for a specific period of time and currently the information is not accessible.
  • Do you see any similarities and differences between an traditional archive (e.g. of a city) and a digital archive?

See also

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  1. Kahle, Brewster (2005-11-23). "Universal Access to all Knowledge". Internet Archive. Archived from the original on 2022-08-14. Retrieved 2022-06-05.

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