I hadn’t been paying attention and Lanyrd, yet another social site I used to use, has apparently gone under. Wish I’d had some notice to extract my data out of the service before it raged into the dying of the light.

I ought to start a “dead pool” for making odds on the next social media sites to disappear.

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  1. I thought it was a good idea. They just needed to make a blockchain of confirmed attendance and speakerships, then enough VC would have been thrown at them to stay around for a decade.

  2. Since the old Lanyrd site was back up over the weekend, I went in and saved all of the old data I wanted from it before it decided to shut down again (there is no news on when this may happen). Sadly there is no direct export, but I was able to save pages individually and/or save them to the Internet Archive.
    I also just noticed that notist seems to have a relatively nice import/export path which may also be available for some too. I love that their site says this:

    One thing we very much believe in is that you should own your own data. As such, we didn’t want to just suck your data into Notist and leave it at that. Instead, we’ve built a tool that gives you access to the content as HTML and JSON, ready for you to take away today.

    Lanyrd is currently up, let us grab your data for import into Notist! https://t.co/QdYsSKIF1L
    — Notist (@benotist) January 29, 2018

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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