Digital Impermanence Extends to Social Networks

From ZDNet: Your social data is doomed, and don’t count on Facebook to save you. “Our data at public service providers like Facebook and Google has a single purpose — to be monetized in exchange for being able to be share that data with others. That is the contract which is well-understood. The data has significance to the provider only if it can be monetized in some way. So status updates, tagging, photographs, videos and the like will only be stored long term if they have value to the provider.”

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