When the Web Loses Its Memory

As sites like Tumblr perform mass purges, archivists are fighting a losing battle to save disappearing parts of the internet

“I had that blog for seven years. I poured so much time into it, so much creative energy.”

Once popularity and profit — or the future chance of profit — begin to wane, there’s just less incentive to sustain a service that’s shedding losers.

Journalist who sews and punches things in her spare time. Not at the same time, though.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store