Author Archives: Katie Barrett

With ShapeShift, Now You Can Donate Your Favorite Altcoin

For all of our donors who prefer Clams to Monero, Ripple over Dash, Dogecoin over Litecoin or vice versa, do we have good news for each and every one of you. The Internet Archive now accepts donations in them all! … Continue reading

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REGISTER NOW: Decentralized Web Summit 2018

There’s a special feeling at the start of something new. Excitement.  Hope. That glimmer of what might be. We felt it in 2016 at the Internet Archive’s first Decentralized Web Summit.  Two years later, we’re gathering to celebrate the working … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil Discourse – Four Scenarios Imagined

by Katie Barrett and Lawrence Wilkinson Looking 10 years ahead, try and imagine a world without trust, but rife with monopolies. Walled gardens of tech giants solidify. The DOW and Nasdaq are up, civic engagement is low, surveillance is ubiquitous. … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Explore The Internet Archive For Free

The Internet Archive is a treasure trove of fascinating media, texts, and ephemera. Items that if they didn’t exist here, would be lost forever. Yet so many of our community members have difficulty describing what exactly it is…that we do … Continue reading

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From Giving Big with Bitcoin to Embracing Ethereum!

A little bit(coin) funds a lot of bytes. If you use the Internet Archive regularly, no doubt you saw the banner flying above our navigation bar during the month of December. As a charity funded by you —our users— the … Continue reading

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Pineapple Fund Gifts $1M in Bitcoin to the Internet Archive!

This year, Christmas came early to the Internet Archive. On Saturday, the generous philanthropist behind the Pineapple Fund gave $1 million dollars in Bitcoin to the Internet Archive. This anonymous crypto-philanthropist explains, “I saw the promise of decentralized money and … Continue reading

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Wondering what to do with your Cryptocurrency Windfall? Donations accepted here!

This week, as you’ve watched your Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin rise and fall and rise again, perhaps you’ve been wondering:  how can I put my cryptocurrencies to good use?  Should I buy a new car or yacht?  Plow it into … Continue reading

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The Internet Archive’s Annual Bash – Come Celebrate With Us!

What’s your personal rabbit hole? 78 rpm recordings? 20th Century women writers? Friendster sites? Vintage software? Educational films from the 50s? Find out at the Internet Archive’s Annual Bash: The Internet Archive invites you to enter our 20th Century Time … Continue reading

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The Battle to Save Net Neutrality – Please Join Us

Net neutrality, the principle that broadband companies like Comcast and AT&T shouldn’t pick winners and losers on the Internet, is under attack in Washington, DC. The Trump Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing to repeal the strong 2015 net neutrality … Continue reading

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Re: User account breach

The FBI helpfully told us that they found a copy of the Archive’s user database, dated prior to 2012, during one of their investigations. This database did not have much information that is not on the website, but it had … Continue reading

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