Historypin: Off-the-record history archive, web pin style

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There comes a time in each and every kid’s life when they first hear about the fantastic time machine. Whether it happens while reading H. G. Wells, while watching a science fiction movie or a cartoon, or because dad can not come up with a better bedtime story, the idea of traveling back in time to see the past, is too appealing to be dropped.

And it is not only kids that have the desire to see lost civilizations, cultures, exciting and mystical places and witness past historical events. Let us be honest: we, mature, rational thinking adults have it just as much. The only difference is that we come to the sad conclusion that it is just not going to be made possible for a good while. But deep inside? The spark of desire to rewind and witness human history never dies.

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Wayback Machine: See How A Website Looked In The Past

Wayback Machine: See How A Website Looked In The Past

Do you want to see how a particular website looked like in the past? One month ago, 1 year ago, or even 10 years ago? Or do you want to be reminded about how your own website or homepage on the Internet looked like when you were just a freshman out of college?

Then use the Wayback Machine website/tool from the Internet Archive. Just type an Internet address like http://www.google.com, and click on “Take Me Back” button. The Wayback Machine will show you a timeline and a calendar of dates when that webpage was archived and saved. Click on any date to see how the website looked like on that specific day in history.

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