I was just going through some of my recent pictures on my phone. I had shared a number of them on Facebook via Instagram, but realized that I hadn’t shared them on Flickr. When I went to Flickr to upload them, I was prompted to renew my pro account.
I love the idea of “cloud services” for their convienience, but I’m becoming pretty wary of not owning my own content.
Last Christmas, we sat on my parents living room floor and looked though boxes of 40 year old photos. It was wonderful.
In 40 years, where will my posts, comments, photos and memories be? On some Yahoo server? I don’t think so.
Time to bring my content back onto system that I own. I’ve got memories I want to share with grandkids that don’t even exist yet.