Justin.tv was one of the first live video streaming sites. Seven years after its founding and a head of a rumored acquisition, it is shutting down.
The recent decision of video streaming website Justin.tv to get rid of its archives and delete countless videos hosted on its website prompted the digital archivists of the Archive Team into action: Wirth the help of a number of volunteers, the Archive Team managed to download all Justin.tv videos with more than 10 views, totaling 10TB in archived video content, according to a tweet by Textfiles.com founder Jason Scott. The team apparently also considered to download videos with fewer views, but that would have brought the total amount of data to be saved to 1.1 petabyte – which may explain why Justin.tv decided to get rid of the archives in the first place.
Justin.tv is deleting all of its archived content next month. The company is also getting ready to nix its premium account offering.
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