Blast From the Past
Posted by Patrick on September 21, 2008
With web 2.0, everyone can write stuff on the internet now… But when we delete something from the internet (a blog post, a picture, etc) it’s gone right?
I’ve been using the Internet Archive  to go back in time and search for old websites that are now “gone”. I found an old personal webpage I had made 5 years ago, I looked at what my old college website was like when I was studying there, I even found our HIS website three years ago .
Part of being a literate person in the 21st century is to understand that the internet is not only public in the sense of being accessible by everyone, but also in the sense that it is being recorded and archived. What we put on the internet today will be accessible by everyone, for as long as there is an internet.
I wonder what it will be like to be a historian in 300 years…
- Google back in time,
- Internet Archive,
- HIS website in 2005,