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July 19, 2009

Drop.io — 'This file will self-destruct' (whenever you want it to)


Clive Thompson's article about this new website in the August 2009 issue of Wired magazine brought it to my attention.

Long story short: "When you upload a file, the service asks you to put an expiration date on it. It could be a month, a few hours, even 'after five people have seen it.' If you don't set a date, the default is one year. And when that time arrives, the file is deleted."

They should add an option to let you have stuff disappear after you die.

Sure, if you have your wits about you, you steadily toss out things you wouldn't want people to find once you're gone.

Easily enough done in the real world.

Though I must say that sometimes I sigh as I consign bits of the past to oblivion, wishing there were a way to keep them from other eyes yet available to mine....


Thompson continued, "The result? Of the tens of millions of files uploaded to Drop.io in the past year and a half, two-thirds no longer exist. As company founder and CEO Sam Lessin says, Drop.io files are 'like little wormholes that pop into and out of existence for a specific purpose.'"

July 19, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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I've been a Drop.io addict ever since I found the site. It's awesome when I'm remoted into someone's PC and I need to move some files around.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Jul 20, 2009 12:08:10 PM

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