Back in November, Nintendo users bid farewell to Miiverse, the social media network that ran across Nintendo's Wii U console. But with the Nintendo Switch taking off in ways that the Wii U could never dream of, the time came to discontinue the Miiverse service. But while the social network went dark in November, a team of intrepid users found a way to preserve it for future generations to browse.
Eurogamer observed the works of Archive Team, self-described "rogue archivists" who took it upon themselves to save as many Miiverse posts as humanly possible. Their work is available through a website called Archiverse, containing over 133 million Miiverse posts. The posts are all searchable and contain replies, screenshots, drawings, avatars, profiles, and even deleted and hidden posts.
While Archive Team wasn't able to recover absolutely everything, citing posts that Miiverse admins had nuked into orbit and profiles that were hidden by users, Archiverse proves to be the most complete collection of Miiverse activity available on the internet. It's quite an impressive and something that should prove to be a fascinating historical time capsule down the road.
Okay, everyone, I have now launched https://t.co/K3Hy7fLwKp, your guide into the Miiverse Archives!— Drastic "MAGfest" Actions (@drasticactionSA) January 3, 2018
8,278,693 User Profiles
That's nearly 17 terabytes of data saved by @archiveteam! pic.twitter.com/K0oFtuIIKn