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Xanga
Xanga logo
The Blogging Community
The Blogging Community
URL http:// www.xanga.com/
Project status Online! http:// thexangateam.xanga.com/2013/09/03/welcome-to-xanga-2-0/
Archiving status Partially saved; private 25 TB copy Saved! by itself http:// thexangateam.xanga.com/2013/08/29/xanga-2-0-2-million-blogs-and-25-terabytes-of-photos-backed-up-and-ready-to-go/
Project source https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/xanga-grab
Project tracker http://tracker.archiveteam.org/xanga/
IRC channel #jenga

Xanga is a blogging community which is going to be relaunched as a paid service. The users will be able to download archives of their current blogs until July the 31st, after which the site will either shut down due to fundraising failure, or get relaunched as a WordPress-powered version. It is not clear whether existing blogs will be preserved on this new platform.

Prior work

Previously a minor grab was done to test the feasibility of grabbing Xanga. This can be seen on the Internet Archive.

What now?

The project for the warriors has been resurrected.

The list of usernames that is present on IA has been loaded and is currently being crunched while we try to collect as many usernames as possible.

Current upload location is only IA.

How can I help?

1. Run the task in the warrior

2. Help collect usernames:

mkdir ./xanga
cd ./xanga
wget https://raw.github.com/Cameron-D/xanga-usernames/master/fetchusernames.py
chmod +x ./fetchusernames.py
./fetchusernames.py

Allow the script to run, it'll continue to grab files until you kill it, or touch ./STOP in the directory the script is in.

Xanga 2.0

On August 31, 2013, the website was taken down and a new homepage announcing Xanga 2.0 was put up.

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