Last Thursday we pushed out changes to drop the “www.” prefix from our urls
so that we have the newer/shorter style urls start like:
We intend to keep this change permanently.
We know there will be a few minor breaks here and there especially from some third-party applications that might not handle “301 Moved Temporarily” redirects (if you have something flash-based that needs http://www.archive.org/crossdomain.xml we caught that breakage and that url still works now (that is, it can be either requested either with or without the lead “www.” as an exception now). We’re happy to work with anyone having issues — feel free to reply to this post and let us know.
Best wishes, and now go spend those four characters saved on something fun 😉
With so much information packed into the Internet Archive, it’s often hard to remember what your favorite items are or to go back to an item that you haven’t finished reading/watching/listening to. A simple way to keep track of your favorites is to use the bookmark feature, which is found on the left hand side of each item under “Resources.”
Clicking here will flag the item and allow you to keep everything you love on the Archive in one spot. You can create your own collection to refer back to or share with friends who may be new to the Archive or looking for some fresh material. You can also use the Bookmark Explorer to see some of the most recent and popular bookmarked items on the Archive.
My bookmarked items can be found at this page. Feel free to share your own bookmarks here!