Millennials Rejoice! Your Myspace Photos Are Gone!
There’s no proof you wore Ed Hardy…
In what seems like the Paleolithic age (before Facebook), Myspace was the go-to social media service. From 2005-2009, it was the largest social networking site. But it didn’t stand up to Facebook’s powerful networking and business opportunities. As Myspace activity gave way to Facebook and other social media interfaces, it still remained home to more than 50 million mp3 files—and many more photos and videos.
Flash forward a decade or so, and we live in an age where we know and cringe at the fact that the interwebs leaves nothing behind. Our past social media posts are vulnerable to hackers, employers, exes, stalkers, or anyone else who wants to dig up information on us.
However, you might be in luck. The embarrassing photos of you in the early 2000s that you posted on Myspace? Well, they are officially gone. Myspace accidentally deleted all songs, videos, and photos posted from 2003-2015.
More than a year ago, users (mostly musicians) complained that the site had begun acting glitchy, reporting that older links had stopped working. Myspace initially claimed it was a bug, and they were working to fix it. But there’s only one way to fix the past, people. Let. That. Shit. Go.
Myspace officially announced their error and acknowledged that anything posted before 2015 was deleted: “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 back up copies.”
Though it’s hard to believe that anything is truly gone on the internet. As of now, it looks like, unless you have a backup copy of those pictures of you in your favorite Ed Hardy shirt, it’s g.o.n.e.
I’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
Rebecca Warfield lives in a small town on the southern coast of North Carolina. In addition to being an avid traveler and writer, she is a university English instructor and RYT-500 yoga teacher. Rebecca spent her 20s traveling solo around the globe, studying literature, and dancing. In her 30s, a New Year’s resolution brought her to yoga, and she hasn’t looked back. She currently teaches yoga full time and is dedicated to sharing yoga’s teachings with others. Rebecca is the founded Rebecca Warfield Yoga and Dharma Drops to celebrate the diversity of practices and experiences of yogis and non-yogis alike. Follow her on Instagram at @rebeccawarfieldyoga and @dharmadropspodcast