The more you upload, the more they know, and why Google should pay us

Are you an Online Data Storage (ODS) rogue? Do you realize whoever controls the data (the cloud) controls the information? Google has just announced a new service to increase your storage amounts online, more comments on Techmeme.

Considering that storage is inexpensive, almost commodity like, the following prices are extremely high:

“When you reach the limit of free storage (i.e., 1GB for Picasa Web Albums, 2.8GB for Gmail), consider this your overflow solution. Plans start at $20/year for 6GB (yes, $5 cheaper than before), with larger plans ranging up to 250GB. If only testing everything were this easy.”

Why are they high? Because I think future Online Data Storage companies will Pay You to Upload Data, whoever owns the information, and can index it, has information to re-use the content for marketing. I’m not the only person who thinks this is not a wise buy.

I hope my friends at Hitachi, Seagate, and other online data storage companies are watching.