Old Dominion U. professor is trying to save internet history

What if you woke up tomorrow and all of your painstakingly edited YouTube videos were gone, your 4,000-entry Twitter feed erased and your lovingly tended Facebook page deleted? Michael Nelson, a computer science professor at Old Dominion University in Virginia, is thinking those terrible thoughts, reports the Washington Post. His research team has spent the past couple of years studying how much of the Internet is being saved–what portion of the vast sea of online ephemera is preserved in some permanent archive…

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