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===Archive Team News ===
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* '''July, 2013''': [[Snapjoy]] died. We grabbed what we could.
* '''May, 2013''': [[Xanga]] announces a "rehash" in the form of paid accounts, and a kickstarter.
* '''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>]
* '''April, 2013''': [http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Nwnyet <span style="color:#000075">Telinco, Nwnet deletes ALL the things.</span>]
* '''March, 2013''': [http://archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Google_Reader <span style:"color:#000075">Google decides RSS feeds is for hipsters, closes Reader.</span>]
* '''March, 2013''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=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>]
* '''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>]
* '''January, 2013''': That took long enough! We've turned on new user account creation, with a "are you human" edit checker added.
* '''August, 2012''': It's August Cleanup time! We're shutting off new user accounts while we clean out spam and generally shore up the ol' barge.
* '''May, 2012''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Tabblo <span style="color:#000075">Tabblo announces its closure scheduled for May 30th, giving its userbase just ten days of warning. Archive Team is on the case.</span>]
* '''May, 2012''': Archive Team's save of [http://web.archive.org/web/20080607211809/http://crave.cnet.co.uk/0,39029477,49296926-10,00.htm Stage6], a defunct video sharing site run by DivX, Inc. is permanently preserved at the [http://archive.org/details/stage6 Internet Archive].
* '''April, 2012''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Friendster <span style="color:#000075">20 million Friendster accounts spanning 14 terabytes are successfully rescued for permanent storage by Archive Team.</span>] 
* '''March, 2012''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=FortuneCity <span style="color:#000075">FortuneCity announced the end of its free-hosting model, threatening around one million user-generated websites.</span>]
* '''March, 2012''': We've switched servers to one of those new-fangled hosting companies that aren't hacked. We're going to sell you a lot less in the way of medical supplies now.
* '''December, 2011''': POE News says it will soon be nevermore: [http://www.poe-news.com/forums/sp.php?pi=1002546492 Announcement]
* '''December, 2011''': GamePro magazine halts publication and their website goes dark.
* '''November, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Splinder <span style="color:#000000">Archive Team rescues over 1.3 million users' data from Splinder's closure.</span>]
* '''July 2011''': Archive Team teaches you how to [[Rescuing_Floppy_Disks|rescue data from Floppy Disks]].
* '''May, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Friendster <span style="color:#000075">Friendster is deleting everything at the end of the month.</span>]
* '''May, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=poetry.com <span style="color:#000075">Archive Team keeps it classy at poetry.com.</span>]
* '''April, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Google_Video <span style="color:#000075">How about some Google Video?</span>]
* '''March, 2011''': [http://www.archive.org/details/personalarchiveconf <span style="color:#000075">The 2011 Personal Digital Archiving Conference talks are available.</span>]
* '''February, 2011''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Yahoo!_Video <span style="color:#000075">Let's watch some Yahoo! Video</span>]
* '''December, 2010''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Delicious <span style="color:#000075">Archive Team is Delicious!</span>]
* '''October, 2010''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Geocities <span style="color:#000075">Archive Team offers Geocities as a torrent.</span>]
* '''December 23, 2009''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=starwars.yahoo.com <span style="color:#000075">Yahoo shut down starwars.yahoo.com. We got a copy.</span>]
* '''October, 2009''': [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Geocities <span style="color:#000075">Geocities closing is definitely the top of the charts.</span>]
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* [[Philosophy]] describes the ideas underpinning our work.
* [[Philosophy]] describes the ideas underpinning our work.
* [[Archives]]
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=== Recently Ended Projects ===
=== In The Media ===
* '''[[Google Reader]]''' - Grabbed 46M feeds before it closed July 1, 2013.
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** [http://archive.org/details/archiveteam_greader Archives]
* '''[[Posterous]]''' - Blogging platform acquired by Twitter on March 12, 2012.  Closed April 30, 2013.
** [http://archive.org/details/archiveteam_posterous Full archives]
* '''[[MobileMe]]''' - Apple's file storage and sharing service, which hosted over 200 terabytes of data, shut down on June 30, 2012.
** [http://ia700403.us.archive.org/30/items/archiveteam-mobileme-index/mobileme-20120817.html Username search], [http://archive.org/details/archiveteam-mobileme-hero full archives]
* '''[[Tabblo]]''' - A site where users told stories with pictures. Closed May 30, 2012.
** [http://ia601202.us.archive.org/3/items/test-memac-index-test/tabblo.html Username search], [http://archive.org/details/tabblo-archive full archives]
* '''[[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".
** [http://archive.org/details/fanfic_download_2012_01 Archive]
* '''[[Geocities]]''' - We archived most of GeoCities mother fuckers!
** [http://archive.org/details/archiveteam-geocities Full archives]
* '''[[FortuneCity]]''' - It may be gone but we've still got it
** [http://archive.org/details/archiveteam-fortunecity-list List of files], [http://archive.org/details/archiveteam-fortunecity full archives]
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'''Archive Team is in no way affiliated with the fine folks at [http://www.archive.org ARCHIVE.ORG]'''
'''Archive Team is in no way affiliated with the fine folks at [http://www.archive.org ARCHIVE.ORG]'''
'''Archive Team can always be reached at [mailto:archiveteam@archiveteam.org archiveteam@archiveteam.org]'''
'''Archive Team can always be reached by e-mail at [mailto:archiveteam@archiveteam.org archiveteam@archiveteam.org] or by [[IRC]] at the {{IRC|archiveteam}} channel on EFnet.'''

Revision as of 19:29, 28 June 2015



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!)

Archive Team recruiting

Warrior-based projects

Current Running Warrior Project: URLTeam 2
  • URLTeam: URL shorteners were a fucking awful idea. IRC Channel #urlteam (on EFnet).

Scripts only

Manual projects

  • 2019-2020 coronavirus outbreak: Documenting and preserving data, events, and impacts of the virus on society. IRC Channel #coronarchive (on EFnet)
  • Yahoo! Groups: Years of internet threads, soon to go private-only. IRC Channel #yahoosucks (on hackint)
  • ArchiveBot: For those with lots of disk space, bandwidth and long-term commitment. IRC Channel #archivebot (on EFnet).
  • WikiTeam: Saving wikis dumps (XML). And their external links for the Wayback Machine (WARC) as well as exporting MediaWiki databases. Permanent effort, everyone can help (you choose the size of your downloads). IRC Channel #wikiteam (on EFnet).
  • MP3.com: Digging through the WayBack Machine's archives to build a database of all the DAM CDs made available through the site.

Upcoming & proposed projects

Recently finished projects

  • League of Legends Boards & Forum: Riot forcing Boards to surrender at 20 then smiting it and the forum archive on March 16th. IRC Channel #archiveteam-bs (on EFnet).
  • 8tracks: social network around audio streaming and creating playlists, was going to shut down 2019-12-31 but has been acquired and restored. IRC Channel #8ball (on hackint).
  • Plays.tv: Stopping.tv on 2019-12-15. IRC Channel #stops.tv (on hackint).
  • YouTube: Making playlists of liked videos private on 2019-12-05. IRC Channel #down-the-tube (on hackint).

Hiatus / Missed the Mark

ArchiveTeam primarily uses the EFnet IRC network – irc://irc.efnet.org – webchat: http://chat.efnet.org:9090More info
ArchiveTeam also uses the hackint IRC network – ircs://irc.hackint.org:6697 (TLS required) – webchat: https://webirc.hackint.org/More info


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

In The Media

Katie Notopoulos, Buzzfeed News, 2019-12-28
Hannah Knowles, Washington Post, 2019-12-11
Daniel AJ Sokolov, heise online, 2019-12-11
Ryan Whitwam, ExtremeTech, 2019-12-10
Harrison Weber, Fast Company, 2019-12-10
Karl Bode, Motherboard, 2019-12-09
Neda Ulaby, NPR All Things Considered, 2019-12-09
Kate Cox, Ars Technica, 2019-12-09
Aaron Mak, Slate Magazine, 2019-12-09
Carly Page, The INQUIRER, 2019-12-09

Archive Team is in no way affiliated with the fine folks at ARCHIVE.ORG Archive Team can always be reached by e-mail at archiveteam@archiveteam.org or by IRC at the #archiveteam (on EFnet) channel on EFnet.