Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Web Site of the Week

The Web is in constant flux. Most websites get updated on a weekly, daily or even hourly basis, and a lot of good stuff gets thrown out to make way for the new. Wouldn’t it be great if you could go back in time to see that a given website looked like last month, last year or even 10 years ago. Well Sherman, what you need is the Wayback Machine (www.waybackmachine.org). This is a cool directory that stores cached copies of other websites throughout history. Enter any URL and you’ll get a list of cached pages dating back to 1996, if the site was actually around back then. It’s really something to see how CNN.com was reporting the events of September 11, 2001. Ten different versions are stored, from various times during the day.

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