Look up in sky it’s the Cloud.

Are you familiar with the Cloud?  Have you used a Cloud platform? Are you considering it?

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Siren Media Marketing chat was brief and the subject was ” The Cloud.” We had of course some clients asking about the Cloud. It has become a very popular buzz term. Wikipedia has a pretty lengthy explanation for it.

Some call it an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) .   Again there are plenty of really good articles out there debating that one. FYI – FTP was created in 1971. Wow. 

There is plenty of information out there about what Cloud computing is on Google

We are going to speak about some applications of the Cloud, a particular product. There are a few other choices out there, and they are included in the links below. The focus of this Blog is Dropbox.

What is Drop Box? 

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos with you anywhere. It’s a convenient way to keep all your files in one place and always accessible.

This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.

You can share all the above mentioned files with anyone, anywhere, and Dropbox guarantees that your files will never be lost.

All this while never having to email your files to yourself again. If you start working on your PC say, and you want to  continue. Your can access your files from your phone, or any other mobile device.

You can send specific links of specific files or folders directly to people or invite them to access them at your Dropbox account.

With a Dropbox account you undo mistakes and even undeleted files you accidentally trash.

If you share a Dropbox folder with friends or family, then they’ll be notified  in real-time of new photos.

Dropbox supports geo-tagging of photos), although you’ll need an Internet connection for this function to work.

Dropbox gives you 2GB  If you want more space for free. Sign up with Twitter, Facebook or choose something else on their list of hoops to jump through

Dropbox Website

Goodies to use with your new Dropbox account

Uploads target links directly to your Dropbox  Droplet  

We mentioned before that you don’t have to email files to yourself anymore. But as we know some things you just can’t do on an iPhone.

Say for instance someone sends you a music file that cannot be saved on your iPhone. You can forward it through to your Dropbox email address, and it will upload to your Dropbox account.

A while back we used to use something called “Boxnet” but you had to be invited.

Here is an article that compares the two here

And here is an article that compares Google Drive, Dropbox and a few others.  Here

Here is an excellent Article from “Wired.” Here

We at Siren Media Marketing are curious to hear your opinion on these. Have you used any? Would you ? What do you use it for?

The Siren Media Marketing crew appreciates all the feedback. Keep it coming, Keep reading. Have a great weekend. See you Tuesday.

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