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Anything you post online will probably survive longer than you do...

Like if you read this in 2114
Boost if you read this in 2321

@fribbledom jokes on you, i'm a brain in a jar, cursed to read my own posts for all time

@fribbledom You say that but link rot is a real issue sometimes, and places like this don't get archived regularly. That said, it's certainly not as ephemeral as say, IRC, which isn't easily accessible if you're not there when it's said.

@AkuAnakTimur @fribbledom boost if you happened to dodge trouble during the Great Dog Sentience Event of 2204

@fribbledom Yeah, that's why "wasting time on social media" is so important: otherwise all the hard work I did with the brain while studying and analyzing my experiences will disappear with me, maybe even the next second.

@fribbledom it would be cool to set a !reminder 01 01 2114 so this generates a interaction in 2114 and there is a chance for someone to read this

@fribbledom in twitter is difficult but in the fediverse all is possible

@fribbledom Maybe in an NSA database, but anywhere else independent websites tend to disappear within a year or two of the demise of their author. At best, fragments may continue to exist on archive.org.

@bob @fribbledom

the only way round this (which is already widely practiced by website authors in late middle age/senior years) to plan ahead to keep sites going (I've seen this happen a lot on amateur radio and hobby electronics related independent websites.

Interestingly the older generations seem to do a lot better at keeping indieweb sites going than younger people (perhaps due to having more spare time and resources?)

@bob @fribbledom It’s true.

I have searchable email archives that go back to 1999, and I have indexed blog (or Porto-blog) posts from numerous systems I built or hosted myself that go back to at least 1995.

I even have work on floppies that’s still readable, but most of what I’ve shared on “social media” is lost or locked away.

@fribbledom as someone who spent five hours yesterday hunting down old social media posts in the name of documenting history, I can assure you this is very much not the case

@fribbledom It might survive, but that doesn't mean anyone will read it.

@tfb @fribbledom machine learning kan er zo'n beetje nu al iets mee doen...

Geschiedschrijvers gaan machine learning gebruiken, vraag de AI wat voor persoon een willekeurig account is, en krijg een inschatting gebaseerd op het lezen van alle tekst en gerelateerde context.

Oh.. dat word dan natuurlijk ook toegepast op whatever er dan publiekelijk toegankelijk is...

Mij niet duidelijk over welk tijdsbestek je dit moet verwachten.. Tussen dit jaar en 30 jaar...

@jasper @fribbledom I hope that social sciences get more rigorous over the next few decades, not less so. But you might be right, that could be a technique they'll use.

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