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People are warned that what they post on the internet will live forever. But that’s not really the case. 3alexd/E+ via Getty Images

The Internet Archive has been fighting for 25 years to keep what’s on the web from disappearing – and you can help

Portions of the internet disappear every day. Preservation of this historical record requires a proactive approach by archivists and everyday citizens.
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Internet sabbaths and surveillance capitalism in the COVID-19 era: William Powers on what’s changed since Hamlet’s Blackberry

Internet sabbaths and surveillance capitalism in the COVID-era: William Powers on what’s changed since Hamlet’s Blackberry The Conversation57.8 MB (download)
Journalist and author William Powers talks with Media Files about taking an internet sabbath, how the media covers tech and what's changed since his book Hamlet’s Blackberry was first published.
Digital documents are not nearly as easy to retrieve. Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com

Estate planning for your digital assets

What happens to your Facebook account, your iTunes purchases and your email messages when you die?
DIY antennas are often placed in churches for better visibility, longer distance and better quality connections. Freifunk.net

DIY networking: the path to a more democratic internet

A more democratic internet is possible via personal and community networking. Find out how to build your own connection to the world.
Viewed through human activities, the Internet is becoming ever more heterogeneous as more non-Western populations get online. genista/Flickr

Reimagining the Internet as a mosaic of regional cultures

Mapping Web usage shows a new picture of the Internet, one without its core in the West, but rather a mosaic of online regional cultures that mirror offline regional cultural identities.

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