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Mozy Online Backup Video finalist in Computer Weekly Awards

We really enjoyed making our Back Up; Don’t Smash Up video, so it’s great to find out how many people enjoyed watching it too!

Hundreds of thousands of people have watched, shared and ‘liked’ the film in which we asked people on the streets of London if they would be willing to smash their old laptops in exchange for a brand new Mac Book.  That makes us very happy.

We were also really happy to find out that the video was commended in the Best IT Video category at the Computer Weekly Social Media Awards last night.

Thanks to everyone who stopped in the street to take part in the video – especially our the two proud owners of new Macs whose backup was up to date and who were confident nothing would be lost when we took a mallet to their laptops.  And, of course, thanks to everyone who voted for us!

If you still haven’t seen the clip, here it is again.  Keep watching and remember: back up; don’t smash up!

Off with their heads!

Arguably, there is nothing more cathartic during the break-up process than cutting the heads of your former partner out of your photographs. According to research from Yahoo, 23 per cent of us systematically edit our exs out of our personal history books by slicing them out of our photo albums.

However, in the Web2.0 world in which we live, it’s more common to have digital snaps of our exs than prints.  And, hence, in the 21st Century, we’re more likely to be photoshopping our favourite film stars over the top of last year’s Mr Not-Quite Right than taking a pair of scissors to a 5×7 glossy.

Which is all well and good until you kiss and make up and have to explain why you went to your cousin’s wedding with someone carrying an Oscar.

That’s when good backup comes into its own.  With every saved version of your files from the last 30 days copied to the Cloud, it’s easy to roll back to an older version of a document that you’ve saved over.  So spur-of-the-moment decisions needn’t last a lifetime.

If only there were a Mozy equivalent for removing tattoos…