Data Hoarding in the Modern Age: A Guide

Updated as of September 23th, 2020

Hello. So, you would like to hoard some digital data: it seems you've come to the right place: Data Hoarding in the Modern Age, hereafter referred to as DHitMA. When we say "data", we mean any thing storable: books, music, videos, images, websites, CAD files, movies, applications, etc. If it can be viewed on a digital device, one can hoard it.

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General Information

Hardware and Hoarding Techniques

To begin hoarding data, one needs to own some form of data storage medium, like a hard drive or a large flash drive. The links below provide the best resources for an understanding of such. We recommend, at the very least, that the contents of Hardware I: Getting Started and Data Organization Considerations and Links to Libraries and Aggregators of Data, be read. Should you take this more seriously, we recommend reading the contents of those articles following.

Places to Find Data

Next, one needs to pick what kind of data they will want to store, otherwise the process of hoarding may become overly complex. Pick an area to focus upon, and store what you wish. Below are articles documenting, respectively, large libraries or aggregators of data in all forms, and smaller, individually-curated bodies of data. Within these articles, one will surely find a copious amount of links which point to data that one may take interest in, in addition to articles that may help facilitate such archival work.

Spreading Data

Perhaps most principal in the process of data hoarding is the sharing of data. After all, if one does not share their data, how can others expect to hoard as well? In to-day's time, places like YouTube and even Google itself are censorious and tyrannical; and this is made possible by their being perfectly centralized. Having said this, necessarily we believe a decentralized form of data delivery to be preferable. Where free speech is allowed without restriction, it is inexorable that the superior arguments shall win out; without such, as is the case with large bodies like Google, Facebook and so on, those controlling the medium of content delivery may enforce whatever thoughts they deem fit, and censor all else. In the following links, one will find ways to upload data so that others may access it, and so that the data remains extant on the Web. Additionally, one will find links to social media platforms which are not censored, as well as links to methods of communicating privately with other individuals, or groups of individuals.

Cybersecurity

Last, but certainly not least, is the topic of online security and anonymity. This topic is of the utmost importance in preserving one's peace of mind and maintaining one's freedom to do as they wish on the Web. Below are listed some articles that fulfill this topic.

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