CODE 5: Ian Milligan about GeoCities, Web Archives and Digital History

 

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GeoCities was one of the largest sites in the early days of the World Wide Web. In 2009 Yahoo! decided to shut down the community-based platform. Thirty-eight million pages and millions of images were about to get lost forever as Yahoo! did not facilitate user export. Ian Milligan is working with web archives and he examines the digital ruins of GeoCities. In this interview we talk about the challenges to work with this big amount of source material: What skills, methods and techniques do we need to work with born-digital collections?

 
Disclaimer: I took this interview at the conference »Big Data in a Transdisciplinary Perspective«. The Volkswagenstiftung invited me to participate as a »Science Reporter«.

 


Diese Episode zitieren: Daniel Meßner: »CODE 5: Ian Milligan about GeoCities, Web Archives and Digital History«, in: Coding History, Podcastinterview, 27. März 2015, http://codinghistory.com/podcast/code5/ (12. Dezember 2017).

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