RPB wrote:Being an oldster myself, I've discovered benefits to free photobucket.
I'm still staying away from facing a book or booking my face though, but photos in a bucket are good, great backup if a hard drive motor dies, lightning eats a computer, you "upgrade" to Winders 8, etc etc etc.
If visiting a relative, I can show them my photos. even on their computer, no need to bring mine or copy all photos to a CD or flash drive to take along.. and in case of fire ... I still have my irreplaceable photos stored at the photobucket place. (Well, not my old wedding photos, after the divorce in 1970s, I'd just as soon they burned anyway )
My home computer is also my work computer, and company policy is we are not allowed to use work computers to access any social networking sites, so I'm not likely to plant my face in that sort of a book any time soon, either. (Now a paper book with real pages - I'm there regularly )
As for the whole "if hard drive crashes, or fire", etc argument - Has nobody ever heard of making backups? Guess I'm the exception - but having a coworker lose years of data thru a crash, and having had a backup save my bacon at least once, too, I'm an avid adherent - at least once every week, then locked in my second (fire rated) safe. External hard drives are just too cheap NOT to do backups regularly.
Although you do have a real good argument on a couple points - like being able to post full size pictures to the forum. But I'd have to think about it - I don't care how secure they say those servers are, there are folks who have access to them, and I'm kinda private so gonna have to work on that one. At least I've got food for thought now. Thanks for making me think.