Facebook is shutting Friendfeed
down on April 9, 2015. Archive Team
is attempting to grab as much of the public content as possible, before the shutdown removes it from the internet, for good. All content grabbed will eventually be posted to archive.org's Wayback Machine
These are the same guys
that saved most of Geocities, when Yahoo shut it down. (they have also rescued content from other sites)
As an active, dedicated Friendfeed user, I have a personal interest in the success of this project. I have been in contact with them, answering some of their questions about Friendfeed, providing them with other info (api limitations, etc), and doing some community relations work related to this enormous project. (like making this post)
What they need now is at least 1000 volunteers
to run a Warrior
for this project, right now
, or they will have no hope of being able to grab all of the public content in time, before the shut down.
If you qualify to run a Warrior, and you care about what they are trying to do here, please run one for at least this
To qualify, Please ensure the following:
- No OpenDNS. No ISP DNS that redirects to a search page. Use non-captive DNS servers.
- No ISP connections that inject advertisements into web pages.
- No proxies. Proxies can return bad data.
- No content-filtering firewalls.
- No censorship. If you believe your country implements censorship, do not run a warrior.
- No Tor. The original IP address is needed for the WARC file.
- No free wifi cafe. Archiving your cafe's wifi service agreement repeatedly is not helpful.
- We prefer connections from many public IP addresses if possible. (For example, if your apartment building uses a single IP address, we don't want your apartment banned.)
The Warrior runs on Windows, OS X and Linux using a virtual machine. You'll need one of the following:
- VirtualBox (recommended)
- VMware workstation/player
Or alternatively, if you are running Linux, you can try running a script for this project, directly: https://github.com/A...Team/friendfeed-grab
For more info about running a Warrior for this project, and other related project info, please see the following page: http://archiveteam.o...endFeed#Content_grab
For more general
info about running a Warrior for this or any other Archive Team project, please see this page: http://archiveteam.o...ex.php?title=Warrior
PS: DonationCoder has had a Friendfeed page
for quite a long time, and this project will rescue it's posts, likes, subscriber list, subscriber comments, etc, to save them for future generations, too.