Jack Thorogood sent me this last month and I just haven’t had time to really play with it. Swapzies (need a better name) is a site that serves as a single point of storage for online media, and as a byproduct enables sharing and the notion of channels as represented by what other people have. I’ve seen a couple of these online storage deals recently, box.net being one in particular. Box.net has a better pricing model than Swapzies, but that’s pretty easy to fix if it becomes a problem for them.
I like the notion of having online storage, but I’m still reluctant to use that as my primary storage for the simple reason that I might not be able to get to it. One feature I’d really like to see on these services is a “backup to local” or simple synchronization feature. Just like storage is cheap for them, it’s cheap for me too and having a local copy of what I am doing online would be desirable (and an interesting reversal of what you typically think of with backup).
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