A Webarchiving Short Story: The Liberal Party of Canada, 2006-2008


We’ve been playing with Jimmy Lin’s warcbase a bit more, and have been extracting all links from a series of WARCs. Here I decided to zoom in on the Liberal Party of Canada’s website, drag the websites in its modularity class close to it, and see how the links can tell us the story of the party.

In short: we see the election of a new leader (Stephanie Dion), the announcement of his new plan (the Green Shift), the pre-election fundraising (VictoryFund), the rise of an attack ad industry, and the end of it.

Here are the frames below:







It works! Of course, this is one tiny story in a much larger story….

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