Showing posts from April, 2018

2018-04-30: A High Fidelity MS Thesis, To Relive The Web: A Framework For The Transformation And Archival Replay Of Web Pages

It is hard to believe that the time has come for me to write a wrap up blog about the adventure that was my Masters Degree and the thesis that got me to this point. If you follow this blog with any regularity you may remember two posts, written by myself, that were the genesis of my thesis topic: 2017-01-20: has been unarchivable since November 1st, 2016 2017-03-09: A State Of Replay or Location, Location, Location Bonus points if you can guess the general topic of the thesis from the titles of those two blog posts. However, it is ok if you can not as I will give an oh so brief TL;DR;. The replay problems with were, sadly, your typical here today gone tomorrow replay issues involving this little thing, that I have come to , known as JavaScript. What we also found out, when replaying mementos of from the major web archi

2018-04-24: Why we need multiple web archives: the case of

This story started in December, 2017 with  Joy-Ann Reid (of MSNBC ) apologizing for "insensitive LGBT blog posts" that she wrote on her blog many years ago when she was a morning radio talk show host in Florida.   This apology was, at least in some quarters, (begrudgingly) accepted .   Today's update was news that Reid and her lawyers had in December claimed that either her blog, and/or the Internet Archive's record of the blog had been hacked ( Mediaite , The Intercept ).  Later today, the Internet Archive issued a blog post to deny the claim that it was hacked , stating: This past December, Reid’s lawyers contacted us, asking to have archives of the blog ( taken down, stating that “fraudulent” posts were “inserted into legitimate content” in our archives of the blog. Her attorneys stated that they didn’t know if the alleged insertion happened on the original site or with our archives (Reid’s claim regarding the point of manipulation is s