Internet Archive

  • Every Two Weeks, a Language Dies

    Every Two Weeks, a Language Dies

    Nina Strochlic at National Geographic writes: Between 1950 and 2010, 230 languages went extinct, according to the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. Today, a third of the world’s languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers left. Every two weeks a language dies with its last speaker, 50 to 90 percent of them are predicted to disappear by the next century.…

  • Over 9 Million Broken Links on Wikipedia Are Now Rescued

    On this blog, I rant a lot about the health of the web. Today, is no different. The Internet Archive is doing the lord’s work (if you will). Wikipedia, a champion of the web, is expectedly cut from the same cloth. Both non-profits, run a tight ship catalyzed by their bootstraps, bleeding-edge technology and undoubtedly some of the…