Even if you post a picture to Facebook, Flickr or other sharing site, you should still have your own backups
Deep in a press release about how many people don't think about privacy when sharing photos was another, rather worrying, statistic. Among those who shared photos on social networks, only 21 per cent back up their photos on a regular basis.
I'm a follower of the opinion that a file doesn't properly exist until it is in at least three places. In my case that's my main PC at home, my home server and an online backup service.
The company behind the survey, MiMedia, unsurprisingly provide a online backup service that includes cloud sync.
We haven't tried it yet, but there's a free plan that offers 7GB of online space, better than average for this kind of service. As yet the software is only available for Windows (Dropbox and Spideroak both have Mac and Linux clients)
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