Time to Create Your Private Family Network

Time to Create Your Private Family Network

Today, I spoke on a webcast with hundreds of FOREVER Ambassadors. During the call, I mentioned that I would blog about an important idea that I thought many FOREVER Account holders could use. The idea is simple: it is time for all of us to create our own “private family networks.”

People are learning more and more each day about just how temporary, insecure, and un-private most social networking, photo printing and cloud storage services are. You can read the nearby blog posting about Facebook to learn more, but all the “free” services out there earn their money in one of the following ways:

  • Data mining and selling your information and access to you (Facebook, Google and others)
  • Holding your photos hostage, forcing you to print or they will delete (Shutterfly, SmugMug and others)

And even the paid cloud storage companies are temporary and have the contractual right to delete your content at virtually any time. The fact is, they rent cloud storage space to you with monthly or annual payments, then delete your content when you stop paying. And let’s face it, even for people like you and me who really care about our family memories, the hard realities of life (and death) dictate that all of us will eventually stop paying. BTW, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Storage, Apple iCloud, Dropbox, and the SmugMug subscription service all operate on this basis.

I created www.forever.com to give people a better choice. As you know, when you pay for FOREVER Storage®, you are endowing the preservation and sharing of your memories for generations into the future.  We guarantee your lifetime plus 100 years. And, you maintain ownership and control of your content and can determine who can see it from your FOREVER Account. 

And this leads to the point of this blog post. FOREVER is the perfect service to use to create your own “private family network.” All your family members -- even babies and family members who have passed -- should have their own FOREVER Accounts (some can be small and others very large depending upon who are the big memory keepers in your family). But, every person should have their own presence – a place to store and share unique content about them. After all, everyone is valuable, and everyone is important, and they deserve to have their own account. And within your family, all the accounts should be connected into a “private family network” through Friends and Family sharing on FOREVER. Of course, family members who are new to FOREVER can start with a free FOREVER Intro Account (they can start for free and upgrade later), but the important thing is that with a private family network at www.forever.com, your family can save and share safely and privately. There will never be data mining or ads and you will never discover that your information was used to help a candidate who you do not support (regardless of your politics)!   

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