Recently I had the honor of watching my mother get married. It was beautiful, her smile painted the room as they exchanged their “I do’s.” Experiences like this will forever be in my memories because we made certain we had photos and videos to last a lifetime. Even better, because of online social media, the family that couldn’t be present will be able to relive these moments time and again.
We collect memories in the form of photos and videos for everything, graduations, weddings, birthdays and so much more. They are all very important. Being able to recover them in the event of disaster is even more important. We can be hit at a moment’s notice with events like viral infections, hard drive crashes and accidental deletions. It is important to have a back up waiting in the background should anything occur. Did you know some of us utilize these back ups without ever realizing it?
Social media, such as Instagram and Facebook, is the perfect way to share files and photos with friends and family. These services also offer a quick and easy way to retrieve photos and videos. Everything you place on it stays there as long as you want it to. My mom shared her happiest moments using Facebook alone; this let her share those moments with my siblings outside of Wyoming. Giving my sister a way to live this moment with her.
Now what about your important documents?
Services such as Google Drive and Amazon Prime also offer systems for more than just photos. This provides us the ability to store documents and other files for retrieval later. As an aspiring writer, I rely on Google Drive to not only give me the tools to develop stories and files, but also to keep them safe.
I’ve found that a piece I wrote years ago is probably unrecoverable because it was not saved to anything but an old computer no longer functioning. I spent weeks getting it written and all of that labor and work has been lost. Using Google Drive, I have been able to keep my most recent pieces at the stroke of a key.
Don’t lose your memories, moments or greatest accomplishments to bad luck or dangerous programs. Keep your memories in the clouds using the web-based tools at your disposal. If you find yourself with further questions, give us a call at (307) 288-5491, our technicians will be happy to assist you in any way they can.