Last week I wrote about the problem with trusting Twitter to keep a public record of all tweets. But it’s not just social networks; we can’t trust any website to keep information on our behalf.
3 recent articles highlight the problem particularly well.
On Saturday the social bookmarking service Pinboard experienced some lengthy downtime.
For those who rely on the service – like me – as professional archive, this was a problem. But it was a good example of why archives should always be backed up.
Here, then, are 3 ways you can – and probably should – back up your bookmark archives, whether you’re using Pinboard or another service. Continue reading →