Monday Buzz: A Solution to the Twitpic Archive Problem
The loss of a huge digital image archive is averted after raising the alarm of activists worldwide. Plus: What you need to know about Google Ad Grants.
As we covered last week, the end of online photo service Twitpic was to mean the loss of all user data, regardless of its importance to the internet’s historical record. Outcry from online activists such as Internet Archive curator Jason Scott reached a fever pitch as hundreds of millions of images were set to disappear forever, eventually prompting Twitpic founder Noah Everett to declare a solution to save all of that data for the time being.
“We were’t able to find a way to keep Twitpic independent,” Everett announced in a blog post Saturday. “However, I’m happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the photos and links alive for the time being.”
So for any Twitpic users out there, you will no longer be able to upload new photos to the site or the mobile app. However, exports and downloads of data will still be supported for the foreseeable future, so get a hold of whatever photos your association may have hosted with the defunct site soon!
Infographic of the Day
The image above is a just the beginning of “The Beginner’s Guide to Google Ad Grants” by WhoIsHostingThis?. Want to learn more? You can further familiarize yourself with ad grants by checking out the full infographic at SocialFish.
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