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Your Web Content: Forever or Fragile? PCMTL 091210

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In the last 15 years we’ve converted analog to digital and put everything on the Web. We're told that it will be there forever. What if we’re wrong?

In the last 15 years we’ve converted analog to digital and put everything on the Web. We're told that it will be there forever. What if we’re wrong?

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  • 1. PodCamp Montreal - September 12, 2010 Your Web Content: Forever or Fragile? @AdeleMcAlear @DigitalLegacy adele@DeathandDigitalLegacy.com DeathandDigitalLegacy.com
  • 2. Remembering Renée Wathelet @endirectdesiles http://endirectdesiles.com http://www.mexinada.com R.I.P. September 17, 2009
  • 3. What to Expect Context: Making Stories Forever or Fragile Mac’s Story Leslie’s Story Relevance
  • 4. Making Stories Oral Tradition Cave Paintings 30,000 years ago Personalized Prayer Scrolls c.100 B.C. Illuminated Manuscripts c. 1400 A.D. http://www.flickr.com/photos/focus2capture/639187177/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lascaux-aurochs.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Weighing_of_the_heart3.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Illuminated.bible.closeup.arp.jpg
  • 5. Mass Media c. 1436 A.D. By 1600 A.D. 150 - 200 million volumes in print http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Printer_in_1568-ce.png
  • 6. People’s Tools c. 1900 A.D. --> snapshot photography is born c. 1932 A.D. --> 8mm film http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brownie2_overview.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_garland/3197568476/
  • 7. Personal Stories http://rootsnleaves.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-uncle-ralph- never-wrote-to-me.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdorfman/15846725/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolbrowne/2184235729/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/307113147/
  • 8. The Internet 1995
  • 9. Digital Explosion 200 Billion emails are sent every day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8&NR=1
  • 10. Digital Explosion 200 Billion emails are sent every day. (90% are spam.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8&NR=1
  • 11. Digital Explosion Estimated 150 million blogs 234 million web sites 145 million Twitter users 500 million Facebook users http://hattrickassociates.com/professionalbloggingservices/everything-counts/ http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/01/22/internet-2009-in-numbers/ http://blog.twitter.com/2010/09/evolving-ecosystem.html http://mashable.com/2010/07/21/facebook-500-million-2/
  • 12. Digital Explosion 4 billion photos hosted by Flickr 2.5 billion photos uploaded to Facebook each MONTH, or about 30 billion per year. http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/01/22/internet-2009-in-numbers/
  • 13. Digital Explosion In 4.5 years, YouTube became the 2nd largest search engine and housed over 100 million videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8
  • 14. Digital Explosion In 4.5 years, YouTube became the 2nd largest search engine housing over 100 million videos. It would take 28 years without sleeping to watch all the video uploaded to YouTube this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM-kGGURWCE
  • 15. Personal to Mass Media http://rootsnleaves.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-uncle-ralph- never-wrote-to-me.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdorfman/15846725/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolbrowne/2184235729/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/307113147/
  • 16. The Future “More data will be created in the next four years than in the history of the planet.” Mark Hurd CEO, Hewlett-Packard June 2009 http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_coming_data_explosion.php
  • 17. Your Web Content: Forever or Fragile?
  • 18. Where We Are
  • 19. Meet Mac Tonnies
  • 20. Letters FOREVER FRAGILE http://rootsnleaves.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-uncle-ralph-never-wrote-to-me.html
  • 21. Journals FOREVER FRAGILE http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdorfman/15846725/ http://www.thefoxes.com
  • 22. Photos FOREVER FRAGILE http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolbrowne/2184235729/
  • 23. Audio / Video (kind of) FRAGILE FOREVER http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/307113147/
  • 24. Digitize It! Big and Cheap Share and Access Usable Archives = Expensive Digital Dark Age
  • 25. Identity Issues Is an online identity an asset or not? Transfer Unique identifiers
  • 26. Why is it so messed up? Forward-focused Rapid change Sweeping TOS
  • 27. Why Bother? Telling stories is primeval.
  • 28. Relevance Historical record Personal family history No one will care
  • 29. Meet Leslie Harpold
  • 30. Now What? Plan or let it go.
  • 31. A Final Thought “Maybe death is a good time to go offline?” Sylvain Carle
  • 32. Yada yada yada Q&A TELL ME YOUR STORY @DigitalLegacy Adele@DeathAndDigitalLegacy.com Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada