Using the Wayback Machine to Check for Page Changes

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Sometimes we want to see how page has changed over time, or know when page disappeared. Using the Wayback Machine,, can help you do that. Go to the Wayback Machine and search for page or site.

The Wayback Machine doesn't archive every page, but they do archive an awful lot of them. Whether page is archived will often depend if page was heavily linked to in the past, or if it was published by site that the Wayback Machine tracks.

When we select a site, we see calendar. Each circle indicates snapshot made of the site. Click on date to see ТsnapshotУ of the page on that date. Sites will be browsable, to some extent, so go ahead and click on the links. Advanced functionality, such as search interfaces and interactive content will usually not work.

- from Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers by Mike Caulfield, B:B+A16+B:B,B:B

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