A browser extension that automatically records or screenshots of all your important online lists on sites you choose.
I thought of a screenshot because it would save the visual aspect of the list. Even better, the extension could provide for a page where the list would be mimicked in terms of clickable URL functionality with text and images. Meaning that when you click on the YouTube song in the mimicked file, it would lead you to that song. It doesn't download the song. Although, that could be done as well.
Worst case scenario, a click on the item in the list automatically googles the text of the list in order to find it manually.
While I was coming up with this idea, by chance I stumbled across ThreadReaderApp that allows for easier reading of Twitter threads, almost as an article. It also gives the option to download the .pdf version of the thread. That's a model that could work for this idea as well.
Although I don't like the ThreadReaderApp's need to tweet the command I don't like the public aspect of people knowing which Twitter threads I want to have.
Ideally, the extension should have an update setting, having it check for new list inclusions every week or so and add it to the private library. A specified folder(s) for keeping the data.
My friend lost a 500+ list of songs he liked on YouTube over several years because his Google account got banned. That’s an immediate drop in life quality.
With the way social media platforms are now heavily censorsing and banning people, the need to safeguard the lists you've been making for years is understated.
We spend so much time online, as odd at it might sound, but some of these interactions are cherished memories you'd want to go back to.
Here's the lists I thought I would want to keep:
What other lists would you want to keep?