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The shift­ing homepages of ma­jor me­dia sites should be saved so they can be stud­ied.
The shift­ing homepages of ma­jor me­dia sites should be saved so they can be stud­ied.
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The shift­ing homepages of ma­jor me­dia sites should be saved so they can be stud­ied. Every hour, PastPages archives dozens of them from all around the world.

It's already online at http://www.pastpages.org, but I be­lieve Pas­t­Pages could grow to serve as a re­source for schol­ars seek­ing to study cov­er­age of news events, like the up­com­ing U.S. pres­id­en­tial elec­tion.

Reg­u­larly col­lect­ing this data costs money. Right now I'm pay­ing for it out of pock­et. My back of the en­vel­ope math suggests it will cost at least $60 each month to keep alive, even at low traffic levels. I will not be able to af­ford that for long, especially if traffic levels increase and drive up costs.

I'd like to expand the site to archive a full HTML cache in addition to a flat image. I'd like to offer bulk downloads for scholars to analyze large quantities of media coverage. But I can't afford it without your help.

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    If you give $20, a name and hyperlink of your choosing will be listed on pastpages.org as a supporter of the cause.

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    If you give $250, your site will be added to the PastPages database for archiving, if it is a legitimate news site.

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    If you give $5,000 your name, logo and link will be posted on every PastPages.org page and identified as our sponsor.

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