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Fotolog – Share photos. Make friends. It's easy!
Fotolog – Share photos. Make friends. It's easy!
Status Offline
Archiving status Partially saved archiveteam_fotolog
Archiving type Unknown
Project source fotolog-grab
Project tracker fotolog
IRC channel #archiveteam-bs (on hackint)
(formerly #fotologout (on EFnet))
Data[how to use] archiveteam_fotolog was an international photo sharing and social networking platform, that started in 2002 on, and was last owned by the Brazilian company Doutíssima.

After a few weeks of downtime, it was announced on the main page on January 26, 2016 that was shutting down on February 20, 2016.

As of February 2016, has more than 33.5 million users.

As of July 2016, the site is up and the shutdown notice disappeared, but we still archive it.[1]

It shut down in March 2019.


The shutdown message on the top of the site, written in three languages, reads in English as follows:

"Dear members, the Fotolog platform could be permanently unavailable in the upcoming weeks.
We wanted to inform you of this matter, as hosting provider, so you can retrieve your data as quickly as possible and in any event before February the 20th of 2016.
We hope you can continue your blogs and your photos sharing on other platforms.
Do not hesitate to share this information with all other members of the community."

How can I help?

Running a Warrior

You can start up a Warrior and there select Fotolog. (If you don't really care what you are archiving, select ArchiveTeam's Choice instead, as at some points ArchiveTeam may prioritize another project.)

Running the script manually

If you use Linux and you're a bit familiar with it, you can try running the script directly.

The instructions can be found at

Some additional information
Don't forget to replace YOURNICKHERE with your nickname.

The number after --concurrent determines how many threads run at the same time. You can increase this number if your resources (RAM, CPU, bandwidth) are sufficient. However, if you constantly see messages about rate limiting, there is no need to increase the concurrency.

If you want to stop the script, please do it gracefully if possible. To do so, create an empty file named STOP in the folder of the script (terminal command: touch STOP). The script finishes the current item(s) and stops only after that. (If you kill the script immediately, the items get broken, and they will need to be reassigned to another user.) – Before starting the script again, don't forget to remove the STOP file.

If you see "Project code is out of date", kill the script, go to its folder (cd fotolog-grab) and issue git pull After the updating has finished, re-launch the script.

Donating to the Internet Archive

Content downloaded by the ArchiveTeam will be uploaded to the Internet Archive, where it will be stored and be available – hopefully – forever. However, storing it costs thousands of dollars in the long run. So, if you can afford, please consider donating to the Internet Archive, so that this piece of history can be kept for us all.

Do you like our cause?

If you want to help in other projects, want to learn more about ArchiveTeam, or even help in development in general, navigate to the Main Page of this wiki, from there you can reach a lot of information. The Team consists of volunteers working on the projects in their free time, so helping hands (and resources) are always welcome.