The Blogging Community
|Project status||Online! http:// thexangateam.xanga.com/2013/09/03/welcome-to-xanga-2-0/|
|Archiving status||Lost majority, some Saved!; private 25 TB copy Saved! by itself http:// thexangateam.xanga.com/2013/08/29/xanga-2-0-2-million-blogs-and-25-terabytes-of-photos-backed-up-and-ready-to-go/|
|IRC channel||(on EFnet)|
Xanga is a blogging community which is going to be relaunched as a paid service. The users will be able to download archives of their current blogs until July the 31st, after which the site will either shut down due to fundraising failure, or get relaunched as a WordPress-powered version. It is not clear whether existing blogs will be preserved on this new platform.
Previously a minor grab was done to test the feasibility of grabbing Xanga. This can be seen on the Internet Archive.
The project for the warriors has been resurrected.
The list of usernames that is present on IA has been loaded and is currently being crunched while we try to collect as many usernames as possible.
Current upload location is only IA.
How can I help?
1. Run the task in the warrior
2. Help collect usernames:
mkdir ./xanga cd ./xanga wget https://raw.github.com/Cameron-D/xanga-usernames/master/fetchusernames.py chmod +x ./fetchusernames.py ./fetchusernames.py
Allow the script to run, it'll continue to grab files until you kill it, or touch ./STOP in the directory the script is in.
On August 31, 2013, the website was taken down and a new homepage announcing Xanga 2.0 was put up.
- WARC file Collection
- January 22, 2013 to February 16, 2013
- June 21, 2013 to August 31, 2013
- User name lookup
- User name list