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

l4yau

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:

Dec2006

Dec2007

April2008

July2008

October2008

December2008

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

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 1.52.56 PM

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s