TV-News go Internet Archive

Tolles neues Projekt vom Internet Archive, die seit heute 350.000 Nachrichten-Sendungen aus den letzten drei Jahren online gestellt haben, anhand der Untertexte verschlagwortet und durchsuchbar. Fantastische neue Möglichkeiten für Remixe und whatnot; „Let a thousand Jon Stewarts bloom.“ Natürlich nur amerikanische News. Bei uns? „Depublikation“. Von Deutschland als „Technologie-Entwicklungsland“ zu sprechen ist ja noch viel zu optimistisch, da sich dafür ja etwas entwickeln müsste.

The latest ambitious effort by the archive, which has already digitized millions of books and tried to collect everything published on every Web page for the last 15 years (that adds up to more than 150 billion Web pages), is intended not only for researchers, Mr. Kahle said, but also for average citizens who make up some of the site’s estimated two million visitors each day. “The focus is to help the American voter to better be able to examine candidates and issues,” Mr. Kahle said. “If you want to know exactly what Mitt Romney said about health care in 2009, you’ll be able to find it.”

Of course, if you want to discredit or satirize a politician based on a clip showing some reversal of a position, that will be made easier as well. Or, as Mr. Kahle put it, “Let a thousand Jon Stewarts bloom.”

Launch of TV News Search & Borrow with 350,000 Broadcasts, NYTimes: All the TV News Since 2009, on One Web Site