As web designers and developers, there’s a lot we can do to increase the likelihood of peoples data being useful in the future. We can start by allowing people to control and reuse their data. There’s also the person’s data on other sites and how easy we make importing it. The web industry is still finding the right balance between open and closed data. Moving objects or recordings from one site to another is becoming more common. There are good examples, like moving bookmarks from Delicious to Pinboard. However, there are even more examples, where it’s either done badly or not at all.
via 52 Weeks of UX – Keeping Safe Those Things We Hold Precious; Our Memories. Building any web application or website comes with a certain responsibility not just to keeping data safe but also movable and usable down the road.