I’m a long-time supporter of the Internet Archive and user of the IA’s wayback machine. I’ve even got the wayback machine bookmarklet installed on all of my browsers — and highly recommend all of our readers doing so as well!
I just went to check the wayback machine for a site that was 404 and the url wasn’t in wayback either. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could auto-nominate the url and it was instantly crawled and added to wayback! And you can do so too. Simply go to the front page of the Wayback Machine and paste the broken url into the “Save Page” feature in the lower right corner. Or better yet, install the bookmarklet and checking live and dead links will be but a click away. If we all check the wayback machine any time we’re on a Web page that we want preserve, over time we’ll improve the wayback machine and assure that important Web pages and resources are preserved for the long-term! Thanks Internet Archive!!
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