Ma.gnolia has wilted

This is from Mashable.com.

Social bookmarking site Ma.gnolia is having a very rough day. The service has been taken completely offline, with data corruption and loss that “will take days, not hours,” to fix.

Basically Magnolia, had some sort of crash at their headquarters (can a website have a HQ?) and is as of now, defunct.

This is taken directly from the website’s page:

Early on the West-coast morning of Friday, January 30th, Ma.gnolia experienced every web service’s worst nightmare: data corruption and loss. For Ma.gnolia, this means that the service is offline and members’ bookmarks are unavailable, both through the website itself and the API. As I evaluate recovery options, I can’t provide a certain timeline or prognosis as to to when or to what degree Ma.gnolia or your bookmarks will return; only that this process will take days, not hours.


So what does this mean? It means all the people who used ma.gnolia (which, apparently accumulated and organized bookmarks) are, to use a common acronym, SOL.

But, I’m sure they can use another site like del.icious, which basically does the same thing.

Will ma.gnolia ever come back? We don’t know, like many other young websites, it was taken before it’s time, before it had it’s proper chance to…”flower”

Let’s have a moment of silence….

…..

ok then.

CB

oh yeah, here’s the link to the place on mashable…

http://mashable.com/2009/01/30/magnolia-data-loss/

 

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One response to “Ma.gnolia has wilted

  1. I think this brings up the interesting issue of how stable these social networking and aggregating facilities are. (I, for one, never think that Facebook or Youtube could crash, but they could). I guess one can only spread themselves across a couple of these tools, use them to their fullest while they are up and functioning, and then hope to goodness that they don’t crash!

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