Good news from the Internet Archive – its Wayback Machine for archived web pages now contains 240 billion urls for web pages from late 1996 to early December 2012. This adds up to 5 petabytes of data. The Wayback Machine is an excellent research tool for historical research.
Wayback Machine Now Has 240 Billion URLs by Gary Price at Search Engine Land (Jan 14)
- Some of the oldest content is still in the old system – must search it separately until everything is brought into the new system.
- Internet Archive has received $ 1 million to buy more storage.
- A portion of the archive is keyword searchable through the fee-based Archive-It. It has 5 billion urls from public collections.