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Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web, founded by the Internet Archive, a nonprofit library based in San Francisco. It allows the user to go “back in time” and see what websites looked like in the past.

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The service has archived more than 544 billion pages since 1996. The founders Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat launched the Wayback Machine in October of 2001 to address the problem of website content vanishing whenever it gets changed, or when a website is shut down.

The data is stored on the Internet Archive’s large cluster of Linux nodes. It revisits and archives new versions of websites on occasion (see technical details below). Sites can also be captured manually by entering a website’s URL into the search box, provided that the website allows the Wayback Machine to “crawl” it and save the data. On October 30, 2020, the Wayback Machine began fact-checking content.

This was how Google.com looked like in November 2002.

See how a website looked in the past.