Decaying Web

Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 02012 by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander
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Tom Chatfield from BBC online writes about the newest flavor of the digital dark age…  Lost tweets and social media:

On January 28 2011, three days into the fierce protests that would eventually oust the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, a Twitter user called Farrah posted a link to a picture that supposedly showed an armed man as he ran on a “rooftop during clashes between police and protesters in Suez”. I say supposedly, because both the tweet and the picture it linked to no longer exist.  Instead they have been replaced with error messages that claim the message – and its contents – “doesn’t exist”.  [Continue to Article]

  • Graeme

    For me, the article says “We’re sorry but this site is not accessible from the UK as it is part of
    our international service and is not funded by the licence fee.
    It is run commercially by BBC Worldwide, a wholly-owned
    subsidiary of the BBC, the profits made from it go back to BBC
    programme-makers to help fund great new BBC programmes.”

    Ironic, or what?

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