From the Internet Archive: “The Front Line of the Fight to Save Ukraine’s Internet”

The Front Line of the Fight to Save Ukraine’s Internet

Since we first announced our support of the work to preserve Ukrainian digital artifacts, thousands of people have contributed to help us fund our archiving tools. We deeply appreciate your generosity–but the work is still ongoing, and the threats to Ukrainian cultural artifacts haven’t disappeared.

Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO) is one project that utilizes Internet Archive resources, working to identify and preserve websites, digital content, and data that is under threat due to the ongoing invasion. San-Francisco-based news station KPIX recently interviewed SUCHO co-founder Quinn Dombrowski and Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle about this work, exploring the necessity for and impacts of these archiving efforts.

Watch the video here, or visit SUCHO’s website to learn more about their efforts. Last but not least, if you want to help fund the tools that Quinn and other volunteers are using, you can donate to the Internet Archive here.

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BMUS – beam me up, Scotty
EMFBI – excuse me for butting in
JC – Jesus Christ/just curious/just chilling
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PS – photoshop/play station/post script
SMG – sub-machine gun
TOTES FRESH – totally precious
YOYO – you’re on your own
WYLABOCTGWTR – would you like a bowl of cream to go with that remark?

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