From Area51 Archives
Area51 Archives - A Learning Center For A New Generation
Welcome to Area51 Archives. This website is a project to preserve knowledge. Area51 Archives contains articles, tutorials, code, programs, and information related to hacking culture. Object of this Project:
- To Serve as a Home For Files
- Centralizing as Much Content as Possible
- Formatting Content Properly For the Web
- Improving the Overall Quality of Information
To Serve as a Home For Files
Almost all of the content on this site is from other sources. All articles acknowledge their original authors. The intent of this site is not to take away from authors, but to provide a place for their files to be properly organized and stored in a manner which can outlive the BBS, forum, or website which they were originally posted on. For content owners, you do have the ability to submit your work to be added to the archives.
Centralizing as Much Content as Possible
Centralizing articles and programs is important to the project so that hard to find information can be easily accessed in one place, using one standard format. Centralizing information on this site does not mean that if this site were to die, that the files would be lost. We offer various ways to download articles on the site, and Area 51 Archives plans to implement a system in which anyone can export the entire information database, so anyone can use the content anywhere they would like.
Formatting Content Properly For the Web
With thousands upon thousands of articles written in the past decade using every file format imaginable, this is no easy task. ASCII files, HTML files, PDFs, forum posts, and newsgroups are just a few examples of how articles are shared, and they range drastically in æsthetics and readability. ASCII files have been a common file format for hacking articles for the entire life of the Internet. ASCII files are easy to read, highly portable, and can be used from system to system relatively easily. We're in a different era now, and we need a more engaging format to share our ideas with. It's time to standardize our rich content in a medium much like ASCII was. Wikipedia is an example of a portable, collaborative effort in which millions of individuals across the globe have collaborated in one standard format and have accomplished amazing things. That is the exact reason Area 51 Archives is using the Mediawiki software- to use the same format many people are already familiar with and apply that to hacking culture.
Improving the Overall Quality of Information
Many articles available have valuable information but are poorly written, or have outdated information. With respect to the author, Area 51 Archives wishes to better the content by adding correct information and making articles as grammatically correct as possible. Some article writers have not been active for some time, and the site which they originally posted their content may have shut down. By insuring that his/her work will live on and stay relative by correcting links, finding relative information, and making the content more understandable, this will truly benefit the author more than anyone. At the end of every article, there is also a comment section that adds a new level of interactivity that we believe will make the article even more valuable.
Area51 Archives Updates
- area51archives: RT @EFF: European CleanIT proposal would seriously erode civil liberties. Read on for our analysis: https://t.co/K579aPra (26 Sep 2012 20:13)
- area51archives: RT @YourAnonNews: Bradley #Manning has been detained without trial for 856 days. (26 Sep 2012 18:22)
- area51archives: RT @wikileaks: Julian Assange to UN: "It is time for Obama to do the right thing and join the forces of change" | https://t.co/ujbB5Spo (26 Sep 2012 18:22)
- area51archives: RT @techdirt: Rep. Lofgren Introduces Global Free Internet Act http://t.co/9ymrc6KU (25 Sep 2012 21:41)
- area51archives: RT @th3j35t3r: Islamist group warns of new cyber attacks on US banks. >> http://t.co/54zTXulu (2hrs ago via France24) (25 Sep 2012 21:40)
- area51archives: RT @EFF: Shooting the messenger: Judge orders arrest of Google Brazil exec for not removing critical YouTube video https://t.co/tAKiWUMn (25 Sep 2012 21:39)
- area51archives: RT @AJEnglish: Will corruption, treason & Neil Heywood spell disaster for #China's ruling Communist Party? Watch @AJInsideStory | ht ... (25 Sep 2012 21:39)
- area51archives: RT @wikileaks: RELEASE: All emails to and from the Syrian Housing and Construction Ministry; 9687 emails | http://t.co/mlPC32zm #SyriaFiles (25 Sep 2012 21:38)
- area51archives: RT @taosecurity: North Korea provides great examples of sending messages to rival nations via DDoS attack. Iran was probably watching. h ... (21 Sep 2012 22:16)
- area51archives: New article about WiFi MITM attacks: http://t.co/ZwUKzFmw (21 Sep 2012 22:13)