this Friday, I have got a really useful extension for you:
You might know and have used the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. It is great and useful tool for seeing saved copies of articles on websites that have ceased to exist for school. But did you know they offer an official browser extension?
It eliminates the step of visiting the Wayback Machine’s website. If you happen to land on a deleted page/get an 404, the extension will show a friendly banner allowing you to easily check if there is a recorded version of the webpage. Besides this basic functionality, it also comes packed with some other great features:
I did not record any outgoing network requests from the extension, besides when hitting a broken link, where it sends a request to the Internet Archive servers to see if there’s an older version of it available.
If you are a student or often find yourself searching for archived versions of a site or statistics about a site, this is an extension you should not miss in your toolbox.
You can download it for Chrome and Firefox
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