Let me just go on a tangent for a second. I WANT THAT TIE/POCKET SQUARE COMBO – I’ve been scouring the internet – I will pay anything. *ahem* back to the topic at hand.
Three smart cookies got me thinking….
Malcolm Burrows asked about a digital estate plan
Promod Sharma went through a social media black out
Susan RoAnne asked the question….service or spam?
We have insurance for our physical stuff…what about our digital stuff?
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge promoter of LinkedIn.
I don’t use Facebook and haven’t invested in other social media
(ok, I have a Twitter account – but because it’s connected to my LinkedIn!)
I have put all my eggs in one basket.
I have important contacts in there
Blog posts with ideas I want to remember
Recommendations that are important to my career
Book reviews of great reads
If LinkedIn starts to pull a Facebook, or if the service goes down or under
Thanks for the thought!
So I backed as much as I can up today.
Nothing huge, just cut and paste into Word.
But if there’s a digital disaster… I’ll be ok.
Something you might want to consider?
Go on the attack, do it right now.
(Ps. LinkedIn has a really cool “export” into Excel function!! )
One Reply to “Do you have social media insurance?”
Diversifying is a great form of insurance.
I use Google for my blogging (like you), the Internet Archive for my podcasts, Wikidot for my websites, LinkedIn for business connections, Twitter for updates, YouTube for videos, Friendfeed for amalgamation of status updates and Facebook for very little. For backups, I use JungleDisk and Dropbox.
I'm most vulnerable to Google (Gmail, calendar, blogs, searches, videos, traffic) and hope they don't decide to be evil. The safest solution is probably to host everything yourself but that's inconvenient and gets costly (time, money).
I should make more backups …