Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation

@article{Vitale2018HoardingAM,
  title={Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation},
  author={Francesco Vitale and Izabelle Janzen and Joanna McGrenere},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2018}
}
Digital data, from texts to files and mobile applications, has become a pervasive component of our society. With seemingly unlimited storage in the cloud at their disposal, how do people approach data preservation, deciding what to keep and discard? We interviewed 23 participants with diverse backgrounds, asking them about their perceived digital data: what "stuff" they kept through the years, why, how they used it, and what they considered important. In an iterative analysis process, we… 

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