Ok, so I have a tweet that's getting kind of popular on birbsite and I want to share the essence here too:
A guy tweeted that MySpace had lost all the music uploaded to it from 2003-2015. " An entire archive just... gone, forever."
So... this is your periodic reminder that uploading stuff to a website isn't an archive.
Do you have a contract to stop them from deleting that data? A retrieval mechanism to get you files at original quality? Some kind of data management or long-term plan?
It's not an archive, it's your content hitching a ride as long as it's useful for the site. As long as it's profitable. In whatever format it's profitable. Hence MySpace clearing server space.
If you DO have a Soundcloud, etc., consider checking out Preserve This Podcast http://preservethispodcast.org/ and learning more about what you might do to preserve your own files.
Only for the embarrassing moments. Good moments are guaranteed to get lost.
Sorry, I don't make the rules
@platypus ooof that… feels painful to read ☹
@platypus At least youtube lets downloads of files -- not the originals, compressed ones, but that's something.
This makes me things about all the videos I uploaded and realize that I don't know how to archive videos -- do I just save final file, or all the raw footage, work files and final file and then run out of storage.
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