What does the Web remember of its deleted past? An archival reconstruction of the former Yugoslav top-level domain

@article{BenDavid2016WhatDT,
  title={What does the Web remember of its deleted past? An archival reconstruction of the former Yugoslav top-level domain},
  author={Anat Ben-David},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={1103 - 1119}
}
This article argues that the use of the Web as a primary source for studying the history of nations is conditioned by the structural ties between sovereignty and the Internet protocol, and by a temporal proximity between live and archived websites. The argument is illustrated by an empirical reconstruction of the history of the top-level domain of Yugoslavia (.yu), which was deleted from the Internet in 2010. The archival discovery method used four lists of historical .yu Uniform Resource… Expand
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