• Clement S. Sealy, Jr.

Myspace Lost A Decade of Music

Last month MySpace announced that it had "accidentally" lost over a decade of hosted content last month. However The Internet Archive managed to salvage a collection of MP3s it's calling the "MySpace Dragon Hoard."

Many former users of Myspace who had access was utilizing their accounts as digital archives and thought that those tracks had been lost forever. Nostalgic gems of the past from from Niki Minaj, Katy Perry and the like were among the 490,000 MP3 to be recovered by an anonymous academic group used for study. Even though this recovery was valuable, still it is a petty amount compared to the 53 million tracks that was lost.

If you are interested in viewing this collection fee free to go to https://archive.org/details/myspace_dragon_hoard_2010.

Take a gander at The Internet Archive (https://archive.org/), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. There, you will find a host of information from software, images, audio, video and texts. Go browse into the internets time machine.

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