What if Facebook crashed tomorrow? Your page and all of your friends’ pages would be whiped out. Bye Bye pictures! I guess what I’m talking about is a back up plan. Technology is great but it is not fool proof. Yes it will be around forever but not always in the same form. Even if Facebook continues on for decades, it doesn’t mean that computers and digital photography will remain the same. Like everything else it will evolve into something completely different. God only know what Apple has up their sleave. I like knowing that I have paper copies as a back up. Now I just need to make sure and grab them if a fire breaks out.
You don’t have to be like me and print them out…but at least save them to a flash drive. The best $50 I ever spent was on a 16GB flash drive. So for my tip of the day: Back Up Picture Files! Two or three times a year I spend an hours or so going through Facebook and saving all the pictures from past parties and vacations. Currently I have about 7 full albums.