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Fragility of Online Content

Posted by Marieke Guy on 10th July 2012

It looks like an online magazine has lost 12 years of Web content. The magazine, 3:AM, stored it’s content on online servers which went down last week. Andrew Gallix, editor-in-chief, told the Independent newspaper that the events of the past week have been “traumatic” and highlighted the “the fragility of online content”.

Martin Bryant, managing editor of technology blog The Next Web, said: “There are risks with storing everything on outside servers. We’ve been lucky that there have been no massive outage yet. We’re still waiting for the first cloud disaster. Fingers crossed it never happens, but must be prepared.”

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