A few weeks ago I read an article about the importance of data backups. It really got me thinking about data and the importance of the data that we share across our social media accounts.
The article that I was reading was all about backing up your laptop or computer and ensuring that the data that was being backed up was secure. Now I know many of us are terrible at doing regular backups of our personal machines but what about our online data, that information that we share with our friends and family? What would happen if suddenly we accidentally deleted our account or it got suspended for some bizarre reason.
I would hate to think about a scenario where those precious shared images and videos went missing or were lost forever because I hadn’t backed them up. My main reason for backing up my laptop is to ensure that I never lose my all important files and photographs. I can’t remember a time when I haven’t backed up content and these days I do tend to back up most of my images to “the cloud” as well as to a local hard drive. After all you never quite know when or where you will need access to your data.
Over the years I’ve used a range of backup services and only once have I had to revert back to my backups and that was when my laptop completely failed after getting rather wet. (I learnt after that to keep my laptop in a waterproof bag!) I spent a small fortune getting the data back and a new machine exactly how I wanted it.
It is amazing how many people just don’t think to do backups and it is so simple to do for your online data as well. Most of us think that it is just big companies that have things to lose if they lose their data but these days we all have data that we want to share and store forever.
Most of that data captured contains moments, memories and events. These are all things that we just want to keep and look back on over time. Backing up your online social media data is simple just download Digi Me (formerly SocialSafe) and back up your online data regularly for free.