Historic Archive Of Websites From The January 18th SOPA Blackout
from the the-archive-team-strikes-again dept
We’ve discussed in the past the importance of preserving our digital history, including the excellent work the famed Archive Team has done rescuing and archiving various sites as they’re being shut down. Of course, sites that are shutting down are not all that’s worth preserving. There are also timely events that have value as well. For example, the amazing and powerful SOPA blackouts and online protests from January 18th. That was an historic moment, but it was just one day. Plenty of sites, including ours, showed some of the more interesting sites from the blackout, but there were so may that participated. Could you save them all?
It appears that the Archive Team did exactly that, archiving every site they could find that took part in the protests. The team has now released the entire archive as a 13.6 GB zipped download (don’t click that unless you want to start downloading the whole thing). If you’d just like to see a listing of what’s included in the file, you can see that too (though, that’s also a pretty long list, so beware).
Kudos, once again, to the Archive Team for preserving important digital moments in history and making them widely available.