What is Archive.org? What does it do?

The Internet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge. It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and millions of books. In addition to its archiving function, the Archive is an activist organization, advocating a free and open Internet.

The Internet Archive allows the public to upload and download digital material to its data cluster, but the bulk of its data is collected automatically by its web crawlers, which work to preserve as much of the public web as possible. Its web archive, the Wayback Machine, contains hundreds of billions of web captures. The Archive also oversees one of the world's largest book digitization projects.

It saves and stores the sites prior to each change made since 1996. Thanks to this archive, you can see how the websites appear on which date. For example, it will be very interesting to see the first version of facebook. This is how we can see how Facebook has changed over time and is constantly updated. Archive.org describes what you are doing as taking pictures of the intenert. It saves internet sites periodically by receiving data donation from companies that observe internet traffic, such as Internet Archive and Alexa, whose headquarters are in San Francisco.

Physical media

A vintage wall intercom, an example of another "archived" item

Voicing a strong reaction to the idea of books simply being thrown away, and inspired by the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Kahle now envisions collecting one copy of every book ever published. "We're not going to get there, but that's our goal", he said. Alongside the books, Kahle plans to store the Internet Archive's old servers, which were replaced in 2010

You can also see what the domain you want to buy was used for.

It is very simple to use.

Go to archive.org.

As you can see in the picture, type the domain you want to search and press enter.

We wrote on facebook.com. Here are all the facebook website versions over time. You can see the date of the site at that time by choosing the day of the year you want from the timeline.


Here is the facebook on May 17, 2008

Have fun everybody