Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Web of the Week: Archive the Internet!

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Everything's permanent on the internet right!  We teach kids to "think before they post" because once posted it's there forever.  While this is true in the very real sense that anything posted online could potentially circulate on the web as long as humans still have electricity and internet, there is a real effort being made to save the Internet as a historical document.  Much of the earliest content on the web has already been lost.  Web servers have been taken offline or files permanently deleted and these things are forever gone.

A program was begun a few years ago to create an Internet Archive.  A place to store the parts of the web that change before they are lost.  A new program has added the capacity for younger people to have a say in what is archived.  Visit the website for details on how to get involved.

You can also visit another organization that is working along the same lines.

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