How to View an Old Web Page with Archive.org –

Archive.org or better known as  the internet time machine is a web page that has a unique quality and that is that it saves a file every so often of a huge number of web pages that exist and it does so even if the page has collapsed at some point

This ambitious project saves in its databases more than 549 billion web pages on the Internet, being the web page par excellence to which you can go for old information of a web that is of interest to you, you can know things such as the publication date of a web page

It doesn’t matter if your website is created with Google Sities, the Internet Archive will read your website and add it to its catalog soon.

Index

  • What kind of archives does Archive.org keep?
  • How to view an old web page

What kind of archives does Archive.org keep?

The world’s largest virtual library stores the following types of files :, among the most important collections are the following:

  • Websites: all kinds of websites, it has a database of more than 549B, without a doubt impressive considering that it is all on the same website and is available for anyone to enter and take what they need for free.
  • Books: it has more than 29M booksof all kinds and browsing the web you will see that they are especially old books, between 1800 and 1950, you will find on this web all these books that to be honest are quite good

It covers topics such as: Poetry, neoliberal thought, historical events (it has almost all the books that talk about this) although it also has 139,000 books from 2020, which makes it more than updated.

  • Video: with more than 6.7M it is one of the websites that stores the most video files in the world, competes but does not reach YouTube and Facebook, but hey, it is a  world heritage delight.
  • Audio: more than 14M of audios on the platform, a great variety, from all eras, cultures, tunes and others, it is the most coarse there is.
  • 2M of television programs, this figure is incredible taking into account the rest of copyright, however somehow manages to get out of the manga cartoon classics and classics of novels and films of the 80s, 90s and two thousand, giving one  excellent qualityand even the ability to download them , so most video content is on this platform is in the public domain and anyone can use it freely, this library is responsible for collecting all this content that mature in copyright and collected for easy and massive distribution on the network.
  • Software: more than 645K free or expired copy software available to download to your computer in just one click, it has never been easier to have a  huge availabilityof software on your PC.
  • Images: more than 3.8 M (millions) of images stored in this database, stop needing images for anything, here there are plenty of them.
  • Podcast: more than 225M podcasts (radio programs) saved in its database, it could take you a lifetime and you would not finish listening to them.
  • Collections: More than 1 million special collections (groups of different content) that this website offers you.

So as you have been able to see, you can not only  see how a web page was before , but you can also analyze and see information about other things that may be useful to you.

How to view an old web page

This is extremely easy, you do not need previous experience or knowledge, you just have to follow these steps:

  • Open the Archive.org website
  • Enter the link in the time machine
  • Once you find the web page, you will see something like this:

For example, the social network that today is the largest in the world, looked like this on June 1, 2009, like any great project, it began looking small until it became the most important social network in the world, or at least be one of the most used social networks in the world.

It’s that easy and that fast you can make use of the largest virtual library that exists to date, so I hope the information has been useful to you.

 

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