Friday, April 22, 2011

Thunderstorms in Cloud Computing OR Back Ups to the Rescue

The recent glitch in Amazon's cloud storage that knocked out several popular websites is a timely reminder that backing up materials is usually best practice.

Now that we're all storing so many items on social media, we often forget that digital storage doesn't equal permanent storage (not sure what does) and forget to make backups. Then, when something does go wrong, all we can do is mourn the loss of those files, pictures, papers, etc.

To help us avoid that situation, the tutorial "How To: Back Up Your Social Media Presence Before the Ball Drops" by Brenna Ehrlich at Mashable provides great tips for downloading and backing up many types of online content. The tutorial is organized into four parts, so finding just what's needed should be a snap:

-- Back Up Your Facebook
-- Back Up Your Tweets
-- Back Up Your Blog
-- Back Up Your Photos

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