‘An immense loss’: Stripper Web, a popular forum for adult entertainers, shutters after 20 years (Daily Dot)

Daily Dot: ‘An immense loss’: Stripper Web, a popular forum for adult entertainers, shutters after 20 years. “Stripper Web, an online forum for exotic dancers, webcam models, and online sex workers announced this week that it’s closing on Feb. 1. The forum, which houses over 900,000 posts and discussion threads from workers in the adult entertainment space, said in a statement the site’s shuttering was a ‘difficult decision.’”

Mashable: A Eulogy for V Live, K-Pop’s Library of Alexandria

Mashable: A Eulogy for V Live, K-Pop’s Library of Alexandria. “V Live, the hugely influential live-streaming platform that ushered Korean pop music to global prominence, has gone dark. The mobile app and desktop site hosted a public library of tens of thousands of live streams that documented a period of growth in which the Korean music industry evolved from a regional phenomenon to a global market superpower. The result of a merger with fellow fan-artist engagement app Weverse, the closure of V Live and its video database is tantamount to burning K-Pop’s Library of Alexandria.”

Irish Times: Eir says thousands of customer emails irretrievably deleted in error

Irish Times: Eir says thousands of customer emails irretrievably deleted in error. “Thousands of emails sent and received over the last two decades by eir customers with eircom.net addresses have been permanently deleted in error by the company, The Irish Times has learned. While the company declined to say precisely how many of the subscribers to its email service were affected by the system failure, it said four per cent of its user base have had all emails sent or received longer than 45 days ago deleted and these cannot be recovered.”

WIRED: Iran’s Protests Reveal What’s Lost If Twitter Crumbles

WIRED: Iran’s Protests Reveal What’s Lost If Twitter Crumbles. “Twitter—and social media in general—has been awash in videos appearing to show protesters being attacked by police forces, the bodies of those killed, and people’s injuries. For more than a decade, the social network, now owned by Elon Musk, has been used as a way to document protests and human rights abuses around the world. However, as Musk’s chaotic takeover unravels and key safety teams have been cut, the Iranian protests put fresh light on Twitter’s importance as a platform for information sharing and chronicling events globally.”

Daily Dot: WikiLeaks website is struggling to stay online—as millions of documents disappear

Daily Dot: WikiLeaks website is struggling to stay online—as millions of documents disappear. “WikiLeaks’ website appears to be coming apart at the seams, with more and more of the organization’s content unavailable without explanation. WikiLeaks technical issues, which have been ongoing for months, have gotten worse in recent weeks as increasingly larger portions of its website no longer function.”

WIRED: Want to Archive Twitter? Good Luck With That

WIRED: Want to Archive Twitter? Good Luck With That. “Whether Twitter goes bankrupt (as Musk himself has said is a possibility) or becomes an unnavigable stream of hate speech and deceptive parody accounts, the network’s future is unknown. But there’s fear that Twitter’s troves of content, important for both historical and political impact (as well as a good laugh), could be lost.”

Snopes: A Guide to Archiving on the Internet

Snopes: A Guide to Archiving on the Internet. “Here at Snopes, archiving web links is key to our fact-checking practice. And thanks to numerous archival resources on the internet, that practice has become easier than ever. Keeping records on the internet is essential to understanding not just the history of the web, but also to help us track whether a tweet was ever deleted, or if someone amended a statement on a web page.”

MIT Technology Review: Twitter’s potential collapse could wipe out vast records of recent human history

MIT Technology Review: Twitter’s potential collapse could wipe out vast records of recent human history. “Almost from the time the first tweet was posted in 2006, Twitter has played an important role in world events. The platform has been used to record everything from the Arab Spring to the ongoing war in Ukraine. It’s also captured our public conversations for years. But experts are worried that if Elon Musk tanks the company, these rich seams of media and conversation could be lost forever. Given his admission to employees in a November 10 call that Twitter could face bankruptcy, it’s a real and present risk.”

Mashable: V Live, the largest archive of K-pop live streams, is shutting down. What will happen to those videos?

Mashable: V Live, the largest archive of K-pop live streams, is shutting down. What will happen to those videos?. “On Monday, Oct. 31, South Korean live streaming app V Live notified users that it’d be shutting down on Dec. 31, 2022. The closure isn’t a surprise — in March, HYBE, owner of the competing app Weverse, announced it had acquired V Live and intended to close the app — but it is a bummer for artists and fans. V Live is the largest-ever archive of live-streamed K-pop content. Where will that content live on when the app goes dark?”

MIT Technology Review: Everything dies, including information

MIT Technology Review: Everything dies, including information. “Surely, we’re at a stage technologically where we might devise ways to make knowledge available and accessible forever. After all, the density of data storage is already incomprehensibly high. In the ever-­growing museum of the internet, one can move smoothly from images from the James Webb Space Telescope through diagrams explaining Pythagoras’s philosophy on the music of the spheres to a YouTube tutorial on blues guitar soloing. What more could you want? Quite a bit, according to the experts.”

Slashgear: Why The Queen’s Funeral Soon May Not Look The Same

Slashgear: Why The Queen’s Funeral Soon May Not Look The Same. “The queue to see Her Majesty’s coffin spanned almost 5 miles long in just two days, with officials keeping its length to a maximum of 10 miles. While everyone, including tourists, was invited to view The Queen’s coffin during that period, there were certain conditions guests were expected to adhere to. That means attendees were prohibited from taking selfies or using any mobile devices upon entering the Royal Palace…. The same limited coverage applied during Her Majesty’s state funeral on September 19. However, it seems like restrictions not only applied during the funeral in real time but also to media footage that has already been publicized as well.”

WINA: Petition launched to bring The Hook archives back online

WINA: Petition launched to bring The Hook archives back online. “The publishers of C-Ville Weekly, who also published The Hook before it was shut down in 2013, transferred ownership of its website/archive to an anonymous buyer last year. Earlier this year, the buyer removed the website/archive from the internet. The publishers of C-Ville Weekly’s have so far refused to explain why they made the decision to sell.”