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Highlights From The 2011 Roflcon Summit

On October 1st, the leading experts in online culture gathered in Portland to discuss everything from the societal impact of sites like Reddit and Urban Dictionary to the historical importance of Geocities. With so much geek royalty from across the web together under one roof, this was truly an unforgettable occasion!

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Internet Archivists Brewster Kahle and Jason Scott spoke about suing the US government for the right to preserve Internet history in the Collecting And Preserving The Web panel.

One memorable moment was when Jason Scott decried some site's practice of shutting down without providing a way for people to save their data; drawing the analogy of being evicted from your home and the property manager burning the house down the next morning.

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EncyclopediaDramatica founder Sherrod Degrippo defended her controversial decision to take the site down without saving an archive by stating that "It's my site. It wasn't fun anymore...I don't want to be beholden to my community."

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