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How The WayBack Machine Helped Expose Ukrainian Government Corruption.... - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
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How The WayBack Machine Helped Expose Ukrainian Government Corruption....
..or rather how they helped save the investigation records when masked gunmen smashed their way into the offices of the Crimean Center for Investigative Journalism.

"“Whenever I’m asked why web archiving matters,” he continues, “I think of the Bob Dylan line from The Times They Are A-Changin’—‘The present now will later be past.’ Material is disappearing before our eyes at an unprecedented rate, and with it goes precious source material for the future historian who will be trying to shed light on the present. Capturing the past for posterity through web archiving matters just as much as preserving other aspects of our cultural heritage, whether it’s kitchen utensils, buildings, warships or collections of newspapers. Studies suggest that 40 percent of what’s on it at any given moment is deleted a year later, while another 40 percent has been altered, leaving just 20 percent of the original content.”

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vagabondage From: vagabondage Date: July 4th, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very fucking cool! Thanks for the link to the article.
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