Came across this Tweet today. It’s from the Archive Team.
I support the Team and run my own ‘Warrior’ client to assist with their project. That said, I feel uncomfortable with the idea of randomly combing publicly-available ftp servers. For institutions and schools I have no problem, but it’s concerning for everyday ftp servers of average people. It’s creepy af too.
On that note, how do you feel about those archiving Reddit as well as public Instagrams/Facebook posts of your accounts? I know many of us don’t use this platform but for those who do, I believe they should have the right to have such content deleted from any archival service, no? Seems the only way to do so is through a legal letter.
I guess what I’m asking is: where do we draw the line between preservation and social/moral boundaries? What gives me the right to save your public images on Facebook? Am I the only one who thinks this is messed up?
I plan on posting this to /r/datahoarder as well for an alternative take on the subject.