Thursday, December 15, 2011
Would You Still Love the Cloud if It Shut You Out?
For reason unknown to her, Google has shut her down. They have removed her blog, disabled her Google+ account and taken away access to her email account on gmail.
Does the cloud seem like such a safe place now?
This is not the first time Google has disabled an account. You can read of another instance that was written about on Reuters.
Susan has tried to contact Google to no avail. She has not been privy to what she did wrong. Nor can she defend herself.
What would you do if you used gmail as your main account and it suddenly got shut down? How would you feel if your blog were removed and you had never backed it up? (Here are some instructions for backing up your Blogger blog)
The lessons learned from Susan's experience are ones that we should wisely heeded. How dependent are you on Google and what would happen in they pulled the plug on your accounts?
Photo Credit: Photo by AMagill and used under the creative commons license.