were maintained until 1st April 2011 & serve as a
historical reference as to that date and links away from bubl.ac.uk
are care of
The Internet Archive, at the WAY BACK MACHINE .
At the end of 2013 Yahoo.com ceased
to publish the
we keep it included in TheAlphaWeb frozen in time as it
was, and how it is preserved in the Internet Archive
On the 25th June 2015 a major
consortium of universities stopped
updating the IPL Internet
for Children IPL2 (Internet
Public Library), after 20 years not enough people found
it and used it. It is preserved in TheAlphaWeb as of the
1st August 2015.
On 17th March 2017 another milestone in the evolution of
the Internet was achieved with the ending of DMOZ.org / DMOZ.org ,
The largest Human Edited Directory woman/man has ever
seen, 100,000 individual editors poored effort and
kindness into maintaining a magnificent edifice of
knowledge. It is important to remember that a young
Google (Google Directory) used the DMOZ structure to
populate its first steps into the World. TheAlphaWeb has
adapted to this change by doing two things.
"Directory Classifications" entries have been
Curlie red "I Curlie
"Search" entries have been changed into
Curlie red "I Google I"
entries, although this is not the tidiest solution, it
works. When this system was designed there was an
to big to go away!
As the curator and sole entity behind TheAlphaWeb,
I (MB) bow down to each editor of DMOZ and all persons
involved in the developement, maintenance and
presentation of the Open Directory Project, Also, as
from 2018 now am pleased to be able bow down to
and all that support it.
You can compare the similarities between the three major
players at the beginning of the "Internet Age" /
"Knowledge Age" here and compare them with TAW:
be a day too that TAW is no longer maintained, it will
be at this point it will join all the other entities
that now make up the most amazing knowledge bank mankind
has ever seen.
W A Y
B A C K
M A C H I N E
Classifications IPL2 ,
the INTERNET ARCHIVE are
a way to introduce the INTERNET
it better known name the WAY BACK MACHINE this
can be found at the bottom of every two-letter results
page, allowing you to see websites dating back to 1996. Click
view the first ever recording of the Google's
& here for first recording of