Every now and then, I’ll remember a photo from Europe that I want to post or that cool quote that I took a screenshot of and get sad. I’m grieving my lost images. But they’re more than images, they’re memories. I’m grieving the loss of that really cute selfie I took on the Eiffel Tower. Not to mention the photos from my cruise to the Bahamas! To prevent this from happening again, I’ve downloaded Dropbox. I’ve had Dropbox and just like my iCloud, didn’t really back things up regularly. This time will be different.
I must admit. I tried to play it cool when I found out that all of my images would be deleted after getting my phone repaired. It went wonky when I was in Jamaica and it was either get my phone reset or try to get a new phone before my trip to Asia (which was not an option financially).
You’re probably thinking, what about your iCloud!? Did you save any pictures to a hard drive? Honestly…who really knows how the CLOUD works? I tried (half-assedly) to recover my images from the Cloud and kept getting an error message. So, that was that.
Just to be a little scientific, I dug up a few stats. Who knows how accurate they really are, but I got them from Gigaom which seems like a decent enough source, right?
“iOS users take 65 percent more photos during any given month that their Android counterparts: The average iOS user takes 182 photos per month, while Android users only take 111 photos on average…. The biggest photo lovers are female iPhone users under the age of 25, taking an average of 250 photos per month.”
That’s it!? I guess when I’m home or bored, I don’t take many photos, but when I’m on vacation or exploring a new place, I’m a shutterbug!
The hero of this story is my GoPro Hero. I got it right before my trip to Europe and as I was going through photos saved on my hard drive I found a few great shots from my time at the Piazza San Marco in Venezia (Venice).
St Mark’s Campanile
Santa Maria della Salute
Old Houses along The Canal
On A Boat
The Grand Canal