Social Media at the Old Ball Game
Over the past 166 years, baseball has filled the summers of millions of people with lasting memories. More and more, these memories are being shared and stored online. Major League Baseball's official Facebook page has over 1.1 million Facebook fans, and almost 2 million people follow @MLB on Twitter. Individual teams are documenting and sharing significant moments online as well. All of this tweeting and liking and sharing generates data that needs to be stored - just as individuals store memories and information important to them, fan bases for each team collect, share, and react to their teams' triumphs and losses.
We're big baseball fans here at Mozy, and enjoy epic homerun battles, pitching duels, hot dogs and relish, and rooting for the home team. We're looking forward to the rest of this baseball season and the memories it will bring. As you're out making memories this summer, whether you're watching your son's first hit or a enjoying a game with your closest friends, remember to back up your memories with Mozy.
The Social Bowl
Being a couch potato is no longer a lonely existence! And as the social media universe expands, the volume of conversations generated from events like a major television show can be staggering. The Super Bowl is a perfect example. In the 2012 Super Bowl on Feb. 5 between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, the number of online conversations involving viewers was more than 6.6 million, leading to more than 39 gigabytes of tweets alone. After the game the conversation had only just begun: Videos uploaded with the words "Super Bowl" in the title amounted to more than 96 hours. No longer from emails, family pictures, and documents only, our digital footprints are growing in leaps and bounds. That's why Mozy helps protect what's most important to you. And make sure to check out Mozy's new file syncing feature called Stash, because whether you're a couch potato or always on the go, we all need access to the latest versions of our stuff from wherever we are!
The Past, Present, and Future of Data Storage
As we approach the end of 2011 and look forward to another year, we pause to reflect on the long history of data storage. Mankind's ability to create, process, store, and recall information is light years ahead of the days of cave paintings and engravings on stone tablets. Vast amounts of information can be stored on drives smaller than your thumb, and data centers are cropping up at an increasingly high rate.
What does the future of data storage hold? Are we really that close to holographic drives? Is 2012 the year SSDs become mainstream? Will our data continue to leap from our desktop to the cloud? One thing is for sure: people want their information stored securely and accessible whenever they want it and wherever they are. Mozy, for one, is doing its part to make that possible.