According to CNN, the social media platform that once had the world at it’s keyboard has committed the worst digital-sin of all time, data loss. Unfortunately, this damage does not appear to be an easy fix.
“As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from MySpace”, said the company in a released statement on their website (which I had no idea was still active).
“We apologize for the inconvenience”, as continued.
The site is credited for launching the career of many unknown and known acts, even some superstars in the modern day music industry. Including but not limited to; Kate Nash, Arctic Monkeys and Calvin Harris.
The exact number of tracks hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but there has been some speculation of somewhere between more than 50 million songs and near 14 million artists being affected.
The site now has a banner at the top of the site telling visitors:
“As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your backup copies. If you would like more information, please contact our data protection officer.”
Reps from the considered “white dwarf” of social media have yet to comment on the issue at hand but have confirmed that a group of volunteers have announced they were working on preserving Google Plus on the Internet Archive before the site closes in April. Stay tuned for more details as the story develops.