Thursday, July 7, 2016

Archived Versions of 1,000 Missing .Gov Sites

It's not only specific documents that disappear from government websites. Entire websites also vanish. Over at Muckrock, user Dean Triplett obtained a list of .gov websites that bit the dust from late 2004 to late 2014. There were around 1,000 of them. Document-rescuer extraordinaire Michael Best had the idea to make the list clickable, sending you to the Internet Archives' most recent mirrors for each site, and he's let The Memory Hole 2 post it. Have fun looking at all the niche sites, defunct commissions, publicity stunts, forgotten initiatives, obsolete offices, and important sites that now exist only as bugs in amber.

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