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domingo, 15 de agosto de 2010

Internet Archive TED Talk by Brewster Kahle

Interesting TED Talk about Internet Archive, the free digital library which saves a copy of every single webpage in the Internet (or almost) every two months.


And not only webs, also books, audio and video. Keep up the good work!

The talk is translated into 17 languages, select your subtitles.

viernes, 13 de agosto de 2010

jueves, 12 de agosto de 2010

The Wikipedia Archives

You can find a more recent version of this page here.

Please, if you have enough free disk space, consider downloading the Wikipedia snapshots and the other cool stuff showed in this page. If you are admin in an external free-licensed wiki, please, publish backups of the text articles and images.
No more Libraries of Alexandria destroyed

For a list of other wikis and their dumps, see List of wikis.

This page contains a lot of links to historical info about Wikipedia, his sister projects (Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikiversity, Wikinews, Wikispecies, Commons, Meta) and her predecessors (Nupedia).

Wikipedia pages can be edited by everyone, and the histories are saved and publicly available, but usually is hard to find very old things. I hope you enjoy this page. Nostalgia time!

Have you got more historical info about Wikipedia? Please, share it with us, emijrp TA gmail TOD com

The Internet encyclopedia projects:
Dumps and backups
This is a list with some links to Wikipedia dumps and other related bunches of raw data (usually many zipped GB, which sometimes expands to TB). Enjoy.
Wiki[mp]edia dumps
Domas visits logs
Images tarballs
  • No public available.
Mailing lists archives
More about dumps and research
Historical images
And now some historical images. See galleries:

The Nupedia mainpage in 2000-08-15, an encyclopedia written by experts, best known as the predecessor of Wikipedia. It was closed in September 2003 (see more snapshots and screenshots in more languages).


Wikimedia servers on the first day of install. Photo taken by Jimbo Wales.


English Wikipedia mainpage in 2001-03-31, with over 3000 articles (see more snapshots).


Screenshot from the early Wikipedia database download page (2003-12-13). Internet Archive.

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