Lucas Jacobson yes individual items like on forums or websites like Myspace have disappeared forever because there was no backup.
This is actually one of the campaigns I’m fight against a lot – the **indiscriminate deletion** of sites with lots of user contributed content
When the AOL message forums from 1989 to 2007 were wiped out overnight by the new company that bought it, I was actually shocked because nobody saw it coming and there was very little backup of any kind from anybody
A whole gigantic chunk of Internet history is simply wiped out from a single set of servers
Same thing with Myspace a few years later
I contribute money to the internet archive to support their efforts at archiving the internet
It’s a big issue to me
But this is not what Ted is talking about