Subtitled, Why you need to be very careful about internet cloud storage.
On the left of my blog under My Street Photos, there are two links to St Kilda Road photos. The photo hosting site was called Web Shots. All the photos I had stored there have gone, as the site has changed. Fortunately I have them on disks, but if I hadn't??? Well, it would be a tragedy. As it is, it is a damn nuisance. I expect they did send me warning emails, which I promptly forgot about. Irrelevant anyway, as I would still have to what I have to do now to fix the links up.
The other photos at My Street Photos are stored at Photobucket, which seems ok for now. I suppose Flikr and Picassa are ok, but you never know. I just do not trust storing things online, especially if you only use the free facility.
There is another reason to not trust online storage. An IT person had one of his accounts hacked and the hacker obtained his password. He used the same password for a number of sites and the hacker did some really nasty things, which I can't remember the details of, but think deleting your blog, gone. Think locking you out of your cloud email, that is gmail or yahoo or hotmail, account by changing the password. Facebook, up in smoke, gone. You can think for yourselves of the damage someone could do to your internet sites, if they have your id and password.
I just don't trust cloud computing, that is online storage. Put what is important to you on disks or memory sticks, twice, as well as your hard drive.