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Long weekend | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Long weekend

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People are happy to tell me I’m a dork – usually I’ll shrug and tend to agree with them. Keeping that in mind while I wonder out loud why two sites that I both enjoy decided to stop providing services I’d expect on a really slow weekend confirms the dork factor. At the moment twitter is essentially useless when I try to see older updates (I’m guessing they’re doing some upgrades) while I’m more irritated to discover muxtape killed all 12 tracks I had uploaded recently. When I’m getting something for free I suppose that’s going to happen. What struck me this time was that being honest with a notification wasn’t enough. Things happen, people can fix mistakes – fair enough but a better model for me is trust a pay service that guarantees that when I save information outside my secure areas it stays there.

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  • http://www.portigal.com/ Steve Portigal

    Paying for something online doesn't seem to guarantee much.

    http://www.portigal.com/blog/object-obituary-my

  • http://www.noun.ca oliveroike
  • http://designnotes.info/ michaelsurtees

    no – but thanks

  • http://designnotes.info/ michaelsurtees

    i ask this somewhat seriously – did you consider talking to a lawyer about it?

  • http://www.portigal.com/ Steve Portigal

    No, I didn't even imagine a lawyer as a possibility. I know the message was passed along to various flickr insiders, but there was no result.