CfP: Book on Online Virality

The book Online Virality, edited by Valérie Schafer and Fred Pailler within the frame of the HIVI Project (, aims to focus on the many ways we may think about online virality, historicise it and analyse the circulation, reception, evolution of viral born-digital content. Virality, information circulation and content sharing always intertwine a heterogeneous arrangement of material, … Continued


A special project of the Internet Archive. ” (…) The GeoCities Animated Gif Search Engine was a special project of the Internet Archive done as part of our 20th Anniversary to highlight and celebrate fun aspects of the amazing history of the web as represented in the web archive and the Wayback Machine. GeoCities was … Continued

Web Archiving

Francesca Musiani, Camille Paloque-Berges, Valérie Schafer, Benjamin G. Thierry, Qu’est-ce qu’une archive du Web ?, Marseille, OpenEdition, 2019. Available at: Abstract: Bien que le Web ait seulement trente ans, son patrimoine est déjà pléthorique : la fondation Internet Archive a collecté plus de 345 milliards de pages web depuis 1996. Cette fondation, qui fut l’un des pionniers de … Continued

Geocities and Myspace’s decline

Gustavo Gomez-Mejia, “La fabrique de la désuétude. Regards diachroniques sur Geocities et Myspace”, in Valérie Schafer (ed.)  Temps et temporalités du Web [en ligne]. Nanterre : Presses universitaires de Paris Nanterre, 2018. Available at Abstract: Cette étude revient sur le déclin progressif de sites jadis emblématiques comme Geocities et Myspace dont les intrigues sont mises en parallèle. A partir d’une … Continued


Kyle Chaya, “The great Web 1.0 revival“, Gizmodo, 28 October 2012. ” (…) We’re tired of being told what to do, what to see, and how to interact online by platforms that resemble rat mazes more than sandboxes. We’re nostalgic for the close-knit, DIY nature of the early web, where everything was smaller, from the … Continued


Michael Stevenson and Anne Helmond, “Legacy systems: internet histories of the abandoned, discontinued and forgotten”, Internet Histories, 4:1, 1-5, DOI: 10.1080/24701475.2020.1725854 Read more : – Introduction to the special issue in open access – Content of this special issue

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