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Eldorado

MySpace loses 12yrs worth of media uploads

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Eldorado
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MySpace, one of the first online social networks, has apologised after a server migration caused a huge loss of data.

A message on its website says that "any photos, videos and audio files" uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available.

Full report at the BBC:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-47610936
 

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Herr Falukorv

Damn there goes my band´s history to hell :( 

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freetoroam
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"Flagrant incompetence may be bad PR, but it still sounds better than 'we can't be bothered with the effort and cost of migrating and hosting 50 million old MP3s'." he wrote.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-47610936

Hmm..sounds better? 

Seems they could not be bothered then.

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ouija ouija

Yup. It was done on purpose.

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Orphalesion

Personally i never used my space....but fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..... that's scary and upsetting...
In the digital age we are so used to everything being just always there that we have forgotten that loss of information and media is a very real thing.

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freetoroam
2 hours ago, ouija ouija said:

Yup. It was done on purpose.

Not in a malicious way, but in a 

"we can't be bothered with the effort and cost of migrating and hosting 50 million old MP3s'." 

you just do not say something like if it were not true.

 

if they had continue to thrive, then the can not be bothered would not have let to the "Flagrant incompetence" 

Here could be the reason :

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The platform has waned in popularity since it was founded in 2003

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-47610936

 

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Katniss

This has been so depressing. :(

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ouija ouija
2 hours ago, freetoroam said:

if they had continue to thrive, then the can not be bothered would not have let to the "Flagrant incompetence" 

Here could be the reason :

 

The site stopped thriving when they closed the forums. I was angry about it at the time but then I was directed here and all was well with my little world again :)

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acute

^ Don't forget @myface in between! :tu:

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Podo

MySpace STILL EXISTS?!

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