There is a good post on backing up a PLEÂ or really anything created in the cloud. The danger of working in the cloud is the site disappearing likeÂ Ma.gnoliaÂ recently. When the data is important, such as for teaching a class, this is huge.
So the advice to have additional copies elsewhere is good. Is it the only way? I like the concept of cross-posting better than backup and restore to alternative sites.Â Instead of regular exports and imports, as the data is generated in multiple places at the same time. Think of it as an near instantaneous export and import to minimize the loss.
- Blogs:Â Ping.fmÂ sends blog posts toÂ Blogger andÂ WordPressÂ and LiveJournal.Â Zoundry Raven, a desktop blog editor, can also cross-post.
- Bookmarks:Â DiigoÂ can copy saved bookmarks additional services like Delicious and Simpy (and still lists Ma.gnolia).Â
- Status updates or microblogging:Â Ping.fmÂ also can handle cross-posts toTwitter, Facebook, Friendfeed,Â Identi.caÂ (and many more).
Perhaps more opportunities for cross-posting would make the Interweb a safer place for our data.