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touchingcloth

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Internet Impermanence
« on: September 16, 2020, 12:16:21 AM »
I've just been on a bit of a dive through the annals of CaB, and found a load of posts which were unintelligible due to dead links, mainly Photobucket, Tinypic and Twitter.

Is there owt that can be done about this? On CaB I've pretty much always linked images via Imgur due to Tinypic going shite around the time I joined here, but recently they have made it more difficult to post from mobile without the app or on desktop without whitelisting them from adblockers.

Is there anything similar to an image upload site which allows for perma-archiving of posts on the twit twits?

Zetetic

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Re: Internet Impermanence
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 12:18:29 AM »

touchingcloth

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Re: Internet Impermanence
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 12:23:52 AM »
https://archive.today or similar?

Does that work for things like twitter threads? A lot of archive services - even Wayback - seem to skip over images to save space.

Re: Internet Impermanence
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 12:53:22 AM »
Can't wait till all those pics of my tiny penis vanish from the internet tbh.

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Re: Internet Impermanence
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 01:13:39 AM »
Does that work for things like twitter threads? A lot of archive services - even Wayback - seem to skip over images to save space.

Wayback machine is really hit & miss.  This year I've started finding sites from over 10 years ago where I've been able to download mp3's, a 30mb mov file, and even a 100-ish mb zip file, and yet on other sites the images aren't even all there.

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Re: Internet Impermanence
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 10:52:02 AM »
Can't wait till all those pics of my tiny penis vanish from the internet tbh.

You'd like that, wouldn't you? But thanks to people like me, it will never happen.

Re: Internet Impermanence
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 10:58:24 AM »
Post from mobile with quickimgur app. You just choose the file and it copies the url to clipboard. Toilet-based screenshotting fun for all

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