Archive viewpoints

How much of our online content and identity should we be able to archive?

I feel as though when it comes to archiving our online content, everything that was once able to be seen, should always be able to be seen. For instance, many people are told that they should “watch what they say online” because there are people who can find what you said, when you said it, and to who you said it, should the people searching want to. This is because posting things to the internet is pretty much forever.

Do you use any strategies now to archive or backup your online content? What are they?

I do not have any strategies to archive or backup my online content. The only thing is that I have managed to create a section of this website to allow visitors to view a few recent tweets from my twitter.

What should be done with our online content once we pass away? What is the purpose of an online memorial? Where should it be? Should be static or dynamic?

When it comes to online content, the only places where it becomes difficult to keep are personal domains, simply because they require one to pay a kind of “subscription fee” to not allow other people to use the same domain name. Otherwise social media seems to keep people’s accounts, and there are pages which commemorate those who have passed. Such an example is Facebook. I feel as though these work really well, and tend to be of a static nature.


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