The Web has Alzheimer's!
The Web is aging and losing memory of its past. After 1 year, only 20% of URLs are still accessible. We increasingly depend on the Web information lookup and storage and while we are eager for innovation and to follow trends, we are forgetting our current history and knowledge due to the transient nature of the Web.
George Santayana said "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
For this keynote I will address the following topics:
1 — The Web is forgetting stuff and why you should care
I will present an overview of how the Web is evolving, how much of Human history is lost each year and who is fighting the cause of Web preservation(Web Archives).
2 — What can you gain from Web history (and Web Archives)
Yes, that's extra work. But a site that is easy to archive and preserve will also improve your site's visibility, accessibility, content... If the current Web is a huge amount of resources, imagine what you could do with the added time dimension!
3 — How you can future proof your website
Don't let the Web forget about you.
Saturday, 12 of November of 2011, from 10:00 to 11:00