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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Feb 20

“Digital storage is easy; digital preservation is hard.”-Stewart Brand, The Clock of the Long Now (01999)In March of 02019, MySpace, the one-time de facto social media network before the rise of Facebook, announced that it had lost 12 years’ worth of users’ songs, photos, and videos during a data migration. In emails to angry users who demanded to know what happened to their data, the company admitted there was no way to recover it. A sizable chunk of internet history was lost forever.MySpace’s data loss is a harbinger of what we at Long Now call a digital dark age. All of our digital …

The Permanent Legacy Foundation Wants to Preserve Your Digital Legacy for Future Generations Read More »

“Digital storage is easy; digital preservation is hard.”-Stewart Brand, The Clock of the Long Now (01999)In March of 02019, MySpace, the one-time de facto social media network before the rise of Facebook, announced that it had lost 12 years’ worth of users’ songs, photos, and videos during a data migration. In emails to angry users who demanded to know what happened to …

The Permanent Legacy Foundation Wants to Preserve Your Digital Legacy for Future Generations Read More »


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