I have a moderate presence in The Cloud. It has made much of my life more convenient by allowing me to pay bills, take classes and do taxes, all online. In addition to gmail I use facebook to keep in touch with my siblings. I love getting updates, pictures and videos of my nieces and nephews as well as sharing them of my own 3 kids. I attend two Moodle classes online with CCV. College would be impossible for me without the online option. I use OpenOffice.org to compose writings and find it to be user friendly and sufficient.
However, I am disgusted by the environmental damages the huge energy sucking server farms are inflicting. All of those super hot engines in air conditioned buildings running around the clock makes me sick. I feel guilty for being online right now.
I feel that the biggest downfall of The Cloud is keeping everyone's personal information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, addresses, sentimental pictures and videos stored in these sever farms that have the possibility to crash at any given moment. The Cloud is a ticking bomb and when it does crash there is going to be a lot of upset people. In short, I hope to eliminate my presence in The Cloud as soon as this class is done.