Open Source Plugin Aims to Defeat Link Rot


A new open source plugin designed to prevent the creation of dead content links online – so called “link rot” – has launched. Amber has been designed by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and it provides what it calls a “persistent route” to information on the internet by automatically taking and retaining a snapshot of every page on a website and storing it on the same website’s server.

In other words, it’s a Wayback Machine for your own website. Or perhaps think of it as a mirror of your website with minimal fuss.

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