If you don’t want stuff online – don’t put it online… If you enjoy life as a curmudgeon with no social interaction with anyone on the internet, stay offline. If you enjoy life, sharing, and friendship, go ahead and get online and share your life stories with everyone.
In other words, SOCIAL NETWORKS exist for BEING SOCIAL…
If you don’t like your pics shared on facebook, don’t put them on facebook and other websites, including but not limited to studio photos websites, youtube, photo sharing sites, etc.. If you want them shared, put them online. If you want to privately share them with one individual, email exists… Anything on facebook has a link to share next to it, even if your privacy setting is set to private – SO DON’T THINK SOME SILLY LITTLE PRIVACY SETTING WILL MAKE THINGS COMPLETELY PRIVATE AND NEVER PUBLIC – doing so you are fooling yourself — much like someone who wants to protect their money by putting it in a pillow case or something – that’s the first place people look… If you do put them on websites and want to limit who can see them, password protect them and only share the password with who you want to see them… however, after they lose the password, or you do, don’t expect to ever see them again since they are basically buried in an online dusty ol closet… from dust to dust… photos that are never seen are no good since art exists only when there is a viewer of what is created. Photos never seen are like phone calls that are made in to a cell phone that is turned off. Even passwords are not 100% effective in protecting things… ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET IS CONNECTED TO SOMETHING ELSE ON THE INTERNET… As long as there is anything online it can potentially be seen by someone someday. It may take a hacker a little while to get your password figured out, but someday, as long as the server exists and someone can try to get it they will get at it… for some breaking passwords is much like solving crossword puzzles… it’s a hobby. Your little password isn’t going to stop someone that really wants what your password is protecting, just like a glass window isn’t going to stop a burglar from breaking in even if it has a siren on it.
Matthew 5:15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. …. When lamps are put under beds or in dusty old closets they tend to burn blankets, clothes, etc. after a while. All photography is a form of capturing light… lights typically come from light sources such as lamps. This little light of mine – I’m gonna make it shine…
One reason that I like things to be public is because it’s kind of nice to know that someone someday may see that I existed here that may never have known of me before… a legacy is created… words of wisdom passed on to next generations. Images of our lives are made to have a meaning that is passed on down in our culture hundreds of years from now after the hard drive on whatever computer I’m using today is long dead and gone… but backups of photos and statements and ideas are all out there on multiple servers backed up for the many or even just one to eventually find.
If the afterlife does not exist (I think it might just exist personally, but sometimes I, like everyone else question it), all we have is this life. It’s a short, fragile thing… It’s definitely worth sharing with others, don’t you think? Have you started creating your legacy yet? Isn’t it time?
I’ve had a Shutterfly account for a long while. I am going to probably upload more to it in the near future. They have unlimited free space too as far as I can tell, and prints from there can go to (or at least could last time I logged in many months ago) Target for printing. However, like some other places, they are focused on making the uploader in to a customer rather than allowing the photo uploader to sell stuff to others. You can share photos, but there are limitations to that.
I suspect that if Shutterfly ever lets artists/content creators/photographers start selling their stuff on there, like Zazzle and Cafepress do, it’d be the hands down best place to do this sort of stuff. However, I don’t see that happening anytime soon… unfortunately.
http://www.snapfish.com/ – I’ll give it a try… Hope they have something as cool as Winkflash’s transporter, but something that won’t break. I need something like that because manually uploading each photo one at a time would take a very long time for me or anyone else looking in to this sort of service that has literally thousands of photos!
I DO know they have some problems on high res side…
I just started uploading a little over 3000 photos to Snapfish… let’s see how this works. I’m going to walk away from the computer now for a few hours. In theory, when I get back, it should be done or still whirring away in the upload process.