Have you ever forgotten something that you wish you remembered, or lost a photo or other document that you tried to save? Paper gets lost or destroyed, while digital documents can become unreadable. Chronicle of Life offers a better way to preserve your memories:
Digital memories are fragile
- Hard drives and DVDs have a limited life (New York Times article).
Our trusted digital repository is designed to preserve your digital memories forever.
- File formats change every few years (CBS video).
We migrate approved file formats whenever new formats become standard.
- You may not find what you're looking for even if the data survived.
With our full-text search, you can search for any word or phrase.
You get what you pay for
- Some websites promise to store your data for free, but data storage is costly over long periods: hosting and backup require hardware, software, power, bandwidth, insurance and labor. At some point, many of these sites will not be able to cover their costs anymore.
- In fact, commercial providers shut down their service whenever they run out of money or change their business model: examples include 1000 Memories, EverPix, OhLife, and Swiss Picture Bank.
- Facebook, Flickr and Google will be around for a while, but mine your data to sell advertising. And neither service is suitable for keeping a private journal or writing down a life story.