Unfortunately, Readability went offline pretty quickly, giving all users only 30 days to export their personal data. Somehow, I must have missed the Medium article or an email that announced the shutdown. So I learned about it the hard way when I opened the site with my students. No lists. No links. Gone.
Not too big a problem, I thought. And a good opportunity to show the students the beauty of the Internet Archive! But when I went there to look at the snapshot of the site, I stared at this:
After five years, all that remains of Readability is a spinning wheel in the Internet Archive and a Wikipedia article.
Or, as Tantek puts it:
“If it’s not curlable, it’s not on the web.”