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=== HISTORY IS OUR FUTURE ===
=== HISTORY IS OUR FUTURE ===
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''And we've been trashing our history''
''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, [[In_The_Media|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.
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.
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===What's here===
===Currently Active Projects (Get Involved Here!) ===
{{:Current_Projects}}


* [[Introduction|The Introduction]] is an overview of basic archiving methods.
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* [[Who We Are]] and how you can join our cause!
 
* [[Deathwatch]] is where we keep track of sites that are sickly, dying or dead.


* [[Software]] will assist you in regaining control of your data by providing tools for information backup, archiving and distribution.  
* [[Fire Drill]] is where we keep track of sites that seem fine but a lot depends on them.


* [[Deathwatch]] is where we keep track of sites that are sickly, dying or dead.
* [[Projects]] is a comprehensive list of AT endeavors.


* [[Philosophy]] describes the ideas underpinning our work.
* [[Philosophy]] describes the ideas underpinning our work.


Feel free to join us on IRC! We're on the EFnet network in a channel called '''#archiveteam''', where we say truly awful things.
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===Who We Are===
* [[Introduction|The Introduction]] is an overview of basic archiving methods.
 
* [[Why Back Up?]] Because they don't care about you.
 
* [[Facebook|Back Up your Facebook Data]] Learn how to liberate your personal data from Facebook.
 
* [[Software]] will assist you in regaining control of your data by providing tools for information backup, archiving and distribution.


This project is composed of volunteers, currently coordinated by [[User:Jscott|Jason Scott]].
* [[Formats]] will familiarize you with the various data formats, and how to ensure your files will be readable in the future.


If you're wondering where to stick your nose in, we could use:
* [[Storage Media]] is about where to get it, what to get, and how to use it.


* '''Writers''', who can create clear essays and instructions for archivers and concerned parties.
* [[Recommended Reading]] links to others sites for further information.
* '''People with Lots of Hosted Disk Space''' who have a proper hosted webserver and fat pipe, who are willing (when asked) to consider hosting mirrored dead sites or archives.
* '''People who love setting up torrents''' who can do the same as the mirror folks, but do so hosting torrents.
* '''OCD-rich individuals who want to download things''' who will respond to our alerts and call outs and download entire sites or diagnose ways to get at obfuscated data.


Mirror and torrent people should write [[User:Jscott|Jason]] at jason@textfiles.com.
* [[Frequently Asked Questions]] is where we answer common questions.
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"[Yahoo!] found the way to destroy
the most massive amount of history
in the shortest amount of time
with absolutely no recourse"
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[http://content.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1936645,00.html Internet Atrocity! GeoCities' Demise Erases Web History]
<br>By Dan Fletcher, TIME Magazine, Monday, Nov. 09, 2009
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The site is still very new. Please be patient with the missing bits or help us fill them in.
=== In The Media ===
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'''Archive Team is in no way affiliated with the fine folks at [http://www.archive.org ARCHIVE.ORG]'''
'''Archive Team can always be reached by e-mail at [mailto:archiveteam@archiveteam.org archiveteam@archiveteam.org] or by [[IRC]] at the channel {{IRC|archiveteam}}.'''

Latest revision as of 19:48, 24 April 2022

HISTORY IS OUR FUTURE

Archiveteam.jpg

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: Telegram

An updated Warrior virtual appliance (v3.2) is now available with better support for newer projects that utilize wget-at. Please download it using the link above.

Manual projects

  • 2019-202? coronavirus outbreak: Documenting and preserving data, events, and impacts of the virus on society. IRC Channel #coronarchive (on hackint)
  • ArchiveBot: For those with lots of disk space, bandwidth and long-term commitment. IRC Channel #archivebot (on hackint).
  • 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 hackint).
  • Dead people: When people die, their webpages and/or social media might go "Poof!" due to fees and other knick-knack. IRC Channel #archiveteam (on hackint)

Upcoming & proposed projects

Recently finished projects

  • Coub: Coub's looping videos will loop no more come April 1, 2022 for some time longer after an aborted shutdown. IRC Channel #coup (on hackint).
  • Radikal: Panic grab of a Russian image host with "a billion" images and "a million" videos which shut down on 2022-03-10. IRC Channel #deradikalize (on hackint).
  • Game Jolt: Deleting games it thinks are adult, with poor accuracy. IRC Channel #gamejilt (on hackint).

Hiatus / Missed the Mark

  • Webs: Vistaprint is killing off the Freewebs you knew from the 2000s on March 31 June 30, 2021 sometime, unless you pay up. IRC Channel #webbed (on hackint).
  • Tinkercad: Autodesk announced its intent to put designs from inactive OAuth accounts back into minds around May 24, 2021. IRC Channel #tinkerhad (on hackint).
  • Angelfire: Angelfire is a web hosting service that contains big chunks of early WWW history and has no proper backup. IRC Channel #angelonfire (on hackint).
  • Audit 2014: It's time to verify our shit. IRC Channel #auditteam (on hackint). THIS PROJECT IS ON HIATUS AND WILL BE RETURNED TO AS AUDIT2018.
  • Flickr: Yahoo! SmugMug decided to kill it after finding Yahoo!'s plans to do so before they were bought by Verizon. IRC Channel #flickrfckr (on hackint).
  • FTP: Help us find and download all FTP sites! IRC Channel #effteepee (on hackint).
  • Google Groups: "Gone within a year" (SketchCow, 2016-06-07).
  • Google News Archive: Let's store all newspapers at Google, WCGW? IRC Channel #papersplease (on hackint).
  • DevPort: This portfolio SaaS provider has reportedly been having infrastructure issues, and removed their social media accounts. Possible impending shutdown.
  • INTERNETARCHIVE.BAK: Grab a slice of the big cake of The Archive! IRC Channel #internetarchive.bak (on hackint).
  • ISP Hosting: Finding ISP web hosting services before the Grim Reaper finds them. IRC Channel #webroasting (on hackint).
  • NewsGrabber: Saving all news articles. Currently paused. IRC Channel #newsgrabber (on hackint).
  • Project Newsletter: Archiving e-newsletters, currently in development. IRC Channel #projectnewsletter (on hackint).
  • Quizlet: Flashcards and other learning tools IRC Channel #quizletusin (on hackint).
  • Tumblr: Yahoo! considered killing it, now Yahoo has been acquired and Verizon declared war on NSFW blogs. Tumblr has since been sold to Automattic. IRC Channel #tumbledown (on hackint).
  • yuku: Lately yuku is very unstable and hosting thousands of forums. Project currently paused. IRC Channel #archiveteam-bs (on hackint).

ArchiveTeam uses the hackint IRC network – ircs://irc.hackint.org:6697 (TLS required) – webchat: https://webirc.hackint.org/More info

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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 familiarize 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

Tommaso Meo, Wired Italia, 2022-03-25
Karl Bode, VICE, 2022-02-28
Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 2021-04-25
Adam Smith, The Independent, 2021-04-13
Dhruv Mehrotra and Shoshana Wodinsky, Gizmodo, 2021-04-09
Katie Notopoulos, BuzzFeed News, 2021-04-05
Leland Nally, VICE, 2021-01-12
Rea McNamara, Hyperallergic, 2020-12-18
Samantha Cole and Jason Koebler, VICE, 2020-06-09
Katie Notopoulos, Buzzfeed News, 2019-12-28
More...

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 channel #archiveteam (on hackint).