Creative Web Destruction: Sites Go Away
from the remember-that dept
As we await the official shutdown of Geocities at the end of the month, Ivor Tossell is reminding everyone that today’s internet hotspot — Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. — may be completely gone in a decade’s time. And, while it’s good that sites come and go as the next big thing comes along, it does raise questions for those who are relying on these sites as some sort of archive of a life lived online. It’s a good reminder of the importance of either being able to back up certain information — or control it directly yourself.