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Poster: Alison OK Date: Apr 9, 2019 1:48pm
Forum: news Subject: Marketplace: If it’s online, it’s not permanent. Internet archives can disappear.

Here's a list of things that have disappeared or changed on the internet in just the past few weeks: The social network Google Plus shut down, taking all its archives with it. That includes the profile pages of Google's founders, removing access to insights about the company's history and decisions. Facebook said it "mistakenly deleted" posts by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but also changed how it archives corporate announcements and blog posts in a way that makes them harder to find. MySpace accidentally lost 12 years of posts from its users, including their estimated 50 million original songs. Host Molly Wood talked with Jason Scott, an archivist with the Internet Archive (the nonprofit digital library managed to recover a fraction of those MySpace songs).

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