In yesterday’s weblog put up about unraveling an e mail rip-off I discussed that I used the Web Archive’s Wayback Machine as part of that course of. The Wayback Machine is a useful gizmo for locating out what a web site appeared like a given time limit during the last 25 years.
The Wayback Machine may be helpful in making an attempt to confirm the quotation of a webpage in a tutorial work. As is demonstrated in my video embedded beneath, you need to use the Wayback Machine to see how a web site appeared and skim the textual content of pages as they have been initially revealed.
On of the methods I’ve used the Wayback Machine in historical past courses is to have take a look at how main information web sites reported on important occasions in late twentieth Century and early twenty first Century. Not solely does the Wayback Machine present you the textual content, it could additionally present you photographs which will have since been eliminated.
You’ll be able to seen an summary of how the Wayback Machine works by watching this brief video that I recorded a handful of years in the past.