Basiony was a dad for two kids: one and six years old. He has been loved by everyone who knew him. I hope Basiony's and others' stories will remain for future generations.
|Basiony was among the protests in the first days of the Egypt Revolution.|
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Basiony's information and many other martyrs were documented at the site 1000memories.com/egypt. The 1000memories site contained a digital collection of around 403 martyrs with information about their live. The entire Web site is unavailable now, and the Internet Archive is the only place where it was archived. Not only the 1000memories that has been disappeared, there are also many other repositories that contained videos, images, etc. that document the 18 days of the Egyptian Revolution disappeared. Examples are iamtahrir.com (archived version), which contained the artwork produced during the Egyptian Revolution, and 25Leaks.com (archived versions), which contained about 100s of important papers posted by people during the revolution. Both sites were created for collecting content related to the Egyptian Revolution.
Luckily, 1000memories.com/egypt has multiple copies in the "Egypt Revolution and Politics" collection in Archive-It, a subscription service from the Internet Archive that allow institutions to develop, curate, and preserve collections of Web resources. I'm glad I found information of Basiony and many more martyrs archived!
Archiving Web pages is a method for ensuring these resources are available for posterity. My PhD research focused on exploring methods for summarizing and interacting with collections in Archive-It, and recording the events of the Egyptian Revolution spurred my initial interest in web archiving. My research necessarily focused on quantitative analysis, but this post has allowed me to revisit the humanity behind these web pages that would be lost without web archiving.