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Perkeep is a personal storage and archiving system that aims to "let you permanently keep your stuff, for life." Perkeep provides a set of formats and protocols for storing arbitrary data, from tweets up to gigantic videos. It also offers a set of tools for searching and accessing the data that it contains. In the Perkeep Overview, the authors describe the system as a "data dumptruck that I can throw stuff at whenever." In addition to archiving any data thrown into the dumptruck, Perkeep also supports automatic archiving of content posted on social media. To do this, Perkeep employs a workflow called "Publish Elsewhere, Syndicate to your Own Site" (or PESOS). One configures an "importer" in Perkeep that automatically checks for and archives new content as it is posted. Currently, Perkeep has importers for feeds (RSS, Atom, or RDF), Flickr, Foursquare, Picasa, Pinboard, Twitter, and Instapaper. A detailed technical overview of Perkeep was presented at LinuxFest Northwest 2018, a recording of which can be located on the bottom of the Perkeep homepage. The Perkeep server can be installed on Windows, macOS, and Linux computers and a Perkeep client application is available for Android devices.
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March 6th, 2020
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February 18th, 2020 at 10:21am
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February 28th, 2020 at 10:48am
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