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4 More Essential Tips for Using the Wayback Machine

GIJN: “ProPublica’s Craig Silverman explains how to bulk archive pages, compare changes, and see when elements of a page were archived. The previous edition of Digital Investigations offered advice for getting the most out of the Wayback Machine. Now I’m back with even more tips, thanks to an interview with Mark Graham, director of the Wayback Machine. He pointed to a few features I forgot to mention along with one I wasn’t aware of. We also talked about the challenge of archiving social media content. The Wayback Machine is run by the Internet Archive, a 27 year-old nonprofit dedicated to providing universal access to all knowledge. “We are a digital library,” Graham said. As a library, it has patrons instead of users, he said. Let’s look at some useful features for journalist and researcher patrons…”

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