The Wayback Machine is knowledge storage on a colossal scale: maintained by the Internet Archive, it’s a repository of how everything looked on the internet in the past. But the biggest libraries are the hardest to organize, which is why $2 million is being spent to give the Wayback Machine its very own Google.
Russian internet users can no longer time warp through internet history. This week, the Russian government blocked the Internet Archive domain–which makes the nonprofit’s popular and useful time-warping tool, the Wayback Machine, off limits.
If you try to think about how big the Internet is, and how much data it contains, the results are mind-boggling. That hasn't stopped the Internet Archive from trying to collect it all though, and now they've hit a big milestone: 10 petabytes. That's 10,000 terabytes, or 10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. It's a bit.
The Wayback Machine offers an incredible catalog of what the web once was. But unlike that beloved Polaroid of your dad donning tweed and an afro, anyone can access the skeletons in your digital closet, anytime. Here's our peek wayback.
Adobe researchers have constructed a time machine that lets you view any web page over time, scrolling to see changes in data. But the Zoetrope software that lets you watch pricing or news-story changes over time has even headier magic powers, too.
Digging through websites cached from the 90s is akin to seeing a celebrity's high school yearbook pictures—during the early, awkward years of the web, brave companies made a stab at winning consumer hearts through 15" CRTs and 14.4k dial up modems. Inspired by this MSU page, we decided to take a gander through the…