What is the threat to the “Internet Archive” that records and stores information on the web?
Nonprofit Internet archives record and store large amounts of websites and data that appear and disappear on the Internet every day. The information recorded by the Internet archive is not only valuable, but it is also recognized as having evidence in the trial, but it is said that such an Internet archive is silently in danger of survival. Jason Scott, who has made great contributions to the digital archives community and is also known as the central figure in the Internet archives, said on December 10, 2019, “Internet archives are in danger and donated to people. 'I want to ask you.'
A thread about Internet Archive's 'Silent Killer' and why you should both donate to @internetarchive this month ( https://t.co/EZkFMNo1xX ) and encourage others to do so. (Photos by Jamie Lyons) pic.twitter.com/ 5Y566JvQO6— Jason Scott (@textfiles) December 10, 2019
According to Scott, the Internet Archive has stored copies of websites for 20 years and hosts various forms of media on services such as ' Wayback Machine '.
The Archive has been saving copies of websites and hosting many different forms of media for a couple decades now.As part of what people think as The Wayback Machine ( https://t.co/eRMnoT5Xyj ), crawlers and partner crawlers have been doing scans of the web for most of that time.pic.twitter.com/FWfYxxCiTG— Jason Scott (@textfiles) December 10, 2019
As of 2011, when Scott joined the Internet Archive, approximately 5 petabytes (PB) (5000 TB) of data was stored, but more careful crawling was standardized, and as of 2019 It seems that the amount of data stored in the Internet archive has exceeded 60PB. New data added in 2019 seems to reach 10PB, `` In 2019, twice as much data was added from 1996 to 2011, '' Scott said It is.
I joined in 2011, and it's now 2019.The whole site was 5 petabytes when I joined.— Jason Scott (@textfiles) December 10, 2019
IT IS OVER SIXTY PETABYTES NOW.
This Year Just, We Will Add At Least Ten More Petabytes Of Data. So In 2019, We Will Add Two Times As Much Data As We'D Added From 1996-2011. Pic.Twitter.Com/FzERUc2TGJ
We've switched from 2 terabyte drives to 8 to 16 currently.This means we can fit more data in smaller spaces.These two server racks have 10.5 raw petabytes of data in them.Naturally, they're mirrored as well.pic.twitter .com / b0nVrpYuFG— Jason Scott (@textfiles) December 10, 2019
The Internet archive is accessed by over 1 million unique users every day, and the audience is varied from researchers to journalists to activists. All users can access the vast content stored in the Internet Archive in just seconds. For example, “ Xanga ”, a miniblog that started in 1999 and closed in 2013 ...
Xanga was / is a blogging site that announced they were converting to '2.0' and the websites that had been around for 15 years were going to go through a little rough patch, ie stored and inaccessible, unless the user took action.We backed it Up. 10 Terabytes. Pic.Twitter.Com/AhK5PRHWHa— Jason Scott (@textfiles) December 10, 2019
Movie sharing site ` ` BLIP.TV '' closed in 2015 after losing competition with YouTube
There have been a number of video sharing sites that have gone under as the YouTube juggernaut won the battle.One of them was https://t.co/12qwzO4MPs , which had many unique videos that are otherwise lost.Archive Team backed a bunch It Up Of. 227 Terabytes. Pic.Twitter.Com/89kxT6FOAg— Jason Scott (@textfiles) December 10, 2019
Internet archives, such as the photo-sharing website “ Webshots ”, which was closed in 2012, store a number of websites that were no longer available.
Webshots was a photo sharing site from 1999 to 2012, when it was sold and converted to 'Smile!', And in doing so, they deleted 13 years of user photos and galleries.We backed it up.117 terabytes.pic.twitter . com / YXvjuu7rk5— Jason Scott (@textfiles) December 10, 2019
In addition, activities to save “Google+” content, which was terminated in April 2019, in an Internet archive are also being carried out, and a vast amount of data that should be lost is protected by the Internet archive.
Attempt to save posts to Internet archive before Google+ ends-GIGAZINE
In addition to these activities, daily careful crawling ensures that the disk space of the Internet archive is under pressure. As a result, server operating costs are a significant financial burden for Internet archives, and they are quietly and surely following the crisis. If you want to reduce costs, you can reduce the number of crawling websites and stop some data storage activities, but Scott claims that this is not a good idea for the whole world.
So Scott appeals to people to donate to the Internet Archive. In the United States, donations to the Internet archive are tax-free, and we accept credit card and PayPal payments, and even cryptocurrency payments.
You can donate to the Internet Archive from the following page.
Donate to the Internet Archive!
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