Kids Today Record Their Entire Lives Online. What Does That Mean for Data Storage?

April 7, 2016 • Blog Post • BY PAPER MAGAZINE

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • From Imgur to Shutterfly, today’s kids have their entire lives recorded online
  • In this video, we explore the data storage and cybersecurity implications of sharing our favorite memories in the cloud

A look at how tech has shaped the way we store and share our favorite memories—from a shoebox to the cloud

The technology behind online photo-sharing sites provides a way to keep your memories safe and secure. Now instead of shoeboxes, most of our memories are stored digitally—either on our own devices or in the cloud on social networking sites.

Advancements in flash storage help photo-sharing sites manage the massive amount of data that result from the millions of photos your friends upload every day. As people become more and more mobile, photo-sharing sites need to provide high quality mobile app experiences so users can look at their photos anytime, anywhere and on any device.

While we don’t have to worry about our online photos getting ruined in a flood, they are susceptible to a whole new set of dangers. Photo-sharing companies must take a proactive approach to cybersecurity, ensuring that hackers don’t get access to people’s precious memories.

So while you might keep your old photo albums and shoeboxes for the sake of nostalgia, the technology that powers online photo sharing will make your memories last a lifetime.

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