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Social Media vs Blogs; Historical posts and pictures...

Discussion in 'Friends of planetFigure' started by Jamie Stokes, Nov 28, 2023.

  1. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Blogging really took off for many of us, and with various degrees of updates, in the early 2000's with the rise of internet and affordable PC's coming together. Forums were a popular place to find like minded people with similar interests, from around the world...

    Then Facebook, MySpace, and a few other social media platforms emerged, and overtook forums as the getting together digital meeting point...

    Now I go to 'Your Memories" on Facebook, look at an old memory from 10 years ago, and the photos... well I get a "something's gone wrong, oops!"


    So now I find myself moving back to the blog, as I can go back (to often embarrassing) older posts, but the images are still there, along with the post article.

    Uploading is easier on Facebook, Instagram, and few others, however if I want to go back and find out about an old technique or article or idea, well, the blog seems to have archival retrieval power.

    It looks like it will be a migration of older Facebook posts being put up here, with a entry describing when I did the project in question...

    I'm still aware that this is digital archiving, which is not as good as physical archiving.... remember though, the scale model is the physical article I have in my model cabinet, and the article is a commentary or notes on the project.

    I remember a quote from somewhere, on how "Analogue information degrades elegantly, while digital information degrades absolutely" - think corrupted files, compared to a dusty journal.


    compared to .....


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