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Archive.is is more like a thread unroll service than an archival service

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/14

An interesting take a while ago on [Wayback] Archive.is blog — People often compare various features of…

People often compare various features of archive.is to those of archive.org being mistaken by name similarity (and recently added “save a page” function to archive.org).

This project is different in at least two respects:

  1. We have no goal to save the entire Internet. Only manually submitted pages which may be deleted/altered soon. We are about 100x smaller than archive.org in the storage space (700TB vs. 70PB) and expenses (X,000 $/mo vs. X00,000 $/mo).
  2. The pages are not saved in their network form. Archive.today launches real browsers (not even headless) and tries to load lazy images, unroll folded content, login into accounts if prompted with login form, remove “subscribe our maillist” modals, … So archive.today is not suitable for making notarized or digitally signed snapshots.

It would be more correct to compare it with other thread unrollers.

The RSS feed of blog.archive.today is at blog.archive.today/rss

There is also a full RSS feed of the pages just archived at archive.is/rss via [Wayback] Archive.is blog — Is there a possibility of posting a log of…

Some other interesting tidbits:

–jeroen

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