Thursday, April 9, 2009

Time Traveling with the Wayback Machine

Link: Wayback Machine

Have you ever wondered how you could travel back in time to see how the web looked like in bygone years? Now, the Wayback Machine allows you to do exactly that. You enter the URL into the search block and click the "Take Me Back" button. This brings you to the next screen which lists all the archived pages available for that link. This is an excellent tool to do "virtual archaeological digging" into web history. While it is certainly fun to see how Google looked like in Dec 1998, this archival search engine offers lots of possibilities for researchers who need to go back in time to study news and other information on archived or defunct websites.

For more information, please read this Computerworld article.

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