A couple of things I have learned about some of the online (cloud based) services is that; 1) Do not get too comfortable with them and 2) Do not put all your eggs in one basket. Many of these services, such as online file storage and sharing sites, are here one day and gone the next. An example of what I am talking about is the very popular service, drop.io.
Drop.io is (and soon will be “was”) one of those online services that allowed users to create, what was called a “drop”, to store various types of data and share that data with others. Drop.io is (and soon will be “was”) one of my favorite online services to share photos and files with others.
Per the drop.io blog, the owners of drop.io have struck a deal with Facebook. In the coming weeks, the drop.io service will be winding down (by Dec 15th) . In other words, drop.io will become non-existent and if you currently have a data stored online with drop.io (that is important to you) I suggest you either download or delete it.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be winding down the drop.io service. As of this week, people will no longer be able to create new free drops, but you’ll be able to download content from existing drops until Dec. 15. Paid user accounts will still be available through Dec. 15 and paid users will be able to continue using the service normally. After Dec. 15, paid accounts will be discontinued as well.
Please download your information before Dec. 15 – we plan to delete it after that time. No user data or content will be transferred to Facebook, and we’ll send out e-mails to everyone to remind them about the service closing.