Your content is being archived

Wow, this is quite interesting. Who would have known? Thanks for sharing this, K. Morris!

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Did you know that your site (well a snapshot of it’s contents) may well be preserved for posterity?

This remains the case even if you decide to delete your blog and/or website.

Anyone interested in exploring what information is held about their site can visit https://archive.org/ and search for archived material pertaining to their blog.

https://archive.org/is not a substitute for backing up your website (it only collects snapshots of a website’s contents).

It does, however offer a fascinating glimpse into sites, many of which are no longer operative.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

SELECT and CLICK the WEB icon

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Type in YOUR FULL URL

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See the period covered

SELECT and CLICK ANY YEAR

SELECT and CLICK ANY BLUE CIRCLED DATE

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SEE the post imaged

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8 thoughts on “Your content is being archived

  1. Pingback: Your content is being archived — Writer’s Treasure Chest | Matthews' Blog

  2. Thanks for the post. It does concern me a bit that this is being done without our knowledge or permission. That doesn’t seem right. Interesting though. I’ve no real objection to my blog being archived, just a principle.

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    • I understand the point you are making. However, prior to the invention of the internet people would publish their ideas, stories etc in print form only (as there was no other alternative). When an article appears in print (for example in a newspaper or magazine) that article is archived by the publisher and a copy may be retained by anyone who purchases the print publication. Today (as I understand it, magazines and newspapers often retain both a print and an electronic copy of anything contributed, whether in the form of an article or a letter from you or I expressing an opinion on any matter. So the archiving of content is not a new thing (electronic archiving just makes it easier). There is, of course the issue of copyright. I have found some of my poems archived at archive.org. I have no problem with this. However the fact that they have been archived does not make them free of copyright protection (people cant simply use them without my permission). I am not sure that archive.org makes the position regarding copyright clear. Kind regards, Kevin

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