The forgetfulness of the web

I am going through old user names for websites and it’s a real cornucopia of web has-beens.

eMode for example. It had some fun quizzes and tests. In the first round of dotcom companies around 2000. It became Tickle. Later bought by Monster. Then shut down.

Remember wanting to save some of those, quite fun, test results. Of course an impossible, Herculean task.

Although I was overjoyed to see that the Internet archive had stored a version of my 1995 Geocities website, trying to store web content is just unfeasible. It’s a shame.

We’re losing our personal memories at the same time as the Googleplex is our new alexandrian library for mankind.

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