We have been using Dropbox for quite some time now. It really is a great product. We use it to synchronise content between multiple PC’s, allowing us access to some important content wherever we work.
One of the many good things of Dropbox is that it is free. At least, as your storage needs remain below 2 GB, which is more than enough for our personal needs.
However, you can get more. Also for free. But then, you have to like them.
We hardly ever visit the Dropbox website since, in general, we are allowed installing the PC software wherever we work. However yesterday, we did. And we discovered that we were able to increase our free storage space by following them on Twitter; liking them on Facebook, etc.
We like Dropbox very much, but we don’t like these types of practices. What is worth an on-line reputation these days? Quite a bit, we assume. However, how reliable are the metrics that “create” this reputation?
Apparently, reputation is being built in increments of 128K free storage. Quite a reliable metric, we think.