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* '''April, 2013''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Yahoo_Upcoming <span style="color:#000075">Yahoo still hasn't learned its lesson, and closes Upcoming.</span>]
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* '''April, 2013''': [http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Nwnyet <span style="color:#000075">Telinco, Nwnet deletes ALL the things.</span>]
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* '''March, 2013''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?tile=Formspring <span style="color:#000075">Formspring catches on fire.</span>]
 
* '''March, 2013''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Yahoo!_Messages <span style="color:#000075">Yahoo burns the messenger.</span>]
 
* '''March, 2013''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Yahoo!_Messages <span style="color:#000075">Yahoo burns the messenger.</span>]
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* '''February, 2013''': [http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Gamespy,_1up,_UGO,_IGN <span style="color:#000075">IGN is acquired by Ziff Davis, and announces the closing of 1up, UGO, and Gamespy.</span>]
 
* '''February, 2013''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Posterous <span style="color:#000075">Posterous announces it's deleting history at the end of April.</span>]
 
* '''February, 2013''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Posterous <span style="color:#000075">Posterous announces it's deleting history at the end of April.</span>]
 
* '''January, 2013''': That took long enough! We've turned on new user account creation, with a "are you human" edit checker added.
 
* '''January, 2013''': That took long enough! We've turned on new user account creation, with a "are you human" edit checker added.

Revision as of 22:46, 4 May 2013

HISTORY IS OUR FUTURE

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And we've been trashing our history

Archive Team is a loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage. Since 2009 this variant force of nature has caught wind of shutdowns, shutoffs, mergers, and plain old deletions - and done our best to save the history before it's lost forever. Along the way, we've gotten attention, resistance, press and discussion, but most importantly, we've gotten the message out: IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.

This website is intended to be an offloading point and information depot for a number of archiving projects, all related to saving websites or data that is in danger of being lost. Besides serving as a hub for team-based pulling down and mirroring of data, this site will provide advice on managing your own data and rescuing it from the brink of destruction.

Currently Active Projects (Get Involved Here!)

  • Posterous: A blogging site shutting down April 30. IRC Channel #preposterus
  • Gamespy, 1up, UGO, IGN: Shutdown date unknown, announced Feb 21, 2013. IRC Channel #ispygames
  • Formspring: supposed to have shut down April 15. IRC Channel #firespring

Feel free to join us on the IRC channel! We're on the EFnet network in a channel called #archiveteam, where we say truly awful things.

Archive Team News

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What is What

  • Deathwatch is where we keep track of sites that are sickly, dying or dead.
  • Fire Drill is where we keep track of sites that seem fine but a lot depends on them.
  • Projects is a comprehensive list of AT endeavors.
  • Philosophy describes the ideas underpinning our work.

Some Starting Points

  • Software will assist you in regaining control of your data by providing tools for information backup, archiving and distribution.
  • Formats will familiarise you with the various data formats, and how to ensure your files will be readable in the future.
  • Storage Media is about where to get it, what to get, and how to use it.

Quote of the Moment

"[Yahoo!] found the way to destroy the most massive amount of history in the shortest amount of time with absolutely no recourse"

Internet Atrocity! GeoCities' Demise Erases Web History
By Dan Fletcher, TIME Magazine, Monday, Nov. 09, 2009

Recently Ended Projects

  • MobileMe - Apple's file storage and sharing service, currently hosting over 200 terabytes of data, shut down on June 30, 2012.
    • Link to Mobile me search here
  • Tabblo - A site where users told stories with pictures. Closed May 30, 2012.
    • Link to search here
  • FanFiction.Net - Around 7 million fan-fiction stories hosted on what may be the largest site of its kind in the world. They're not shutting down but Archiveteam has a copy "just in case".
    • Link to archive?
  • Geocities - We archived most of geocities mother fuckers!
    • Link to archive....
  • Fortune City - It maybe gone but we've still got it
    • As always the link...

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Archive Team is in no way affiliated with the fine folks at ARCHIVE.ORG

Archive Team can always be reached at archiveteam@archiveteam.org