We are living in a 'digital dark age' - here's how to protect your photos, videos and other data

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Abstract

If you have grown up with social media, chances are you have taken more photos in the last couple of decades than you will ever remember. When mobile phones suddenly became cameras too, social media turned into a community photo album, with memories kept online forever and ever. Or so we thought.

In 2019, MySpace lost 12 years’ worth of music and photos, affecting over 14 million artists and 50 million tracks. If Instagram or the entire internet suddenly disappeared, would you be able to access your precious memories?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2024

Keywords

  • social media
  • digital dark age
  • digital life

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