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2012-10-22

How to respond to a YouTube cat-astrophe? Decentralize the web!

MediaGoblin – How to respond to a YouTube cat-astrophe? Decentralize the web!:

“Today, for a few minutes, YouTube went down. For a brief moment in time, millions of cat voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

[…] But there is a structural problem, one that's the case with any major centralized service: when that service goes out, it takes everything it hosts out with it. This is a reminder that these types of institutions, even when run by brilliant and wonderful people, have inherent flaws as they become large, centralized behemoths. Even the nicest, most well run of centralized behemoths can fall. And will.”

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:36:52 +0000