Longevity in Online Content

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Things on the web are super ephemeral, which is a major bummer, since one of the cool things about digital artifacts is how durable they should be. One of the reasons I was interested in digital gardens was that the idea of having a place to capture the things I read and think about was kind of revolutionary. I’m somewhat mournful of the fact that I only started gardening in my last year at university, because I’m sure a lot of interesting content could’ve been captured from the previous three years.

The Various Awful Types of Forgetting

Losing History

Reinventing Wheels

A note in Rosano’s garden on this phenomenon.

A post on long content from Gwern.net

A page about site deaths on the indieweb wiki

Longevity is a great reason to make things from scratch, since you aren’t reliant on another platform/host/etc.

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