Gmail, Google’s infinitely useful webmail service, currently has 2436 MB of storage - and counting. With all that storage available anywhere, anytime, people are increasingly emailing important information to themselves to keep it in one location. Trendwatching.com called it Life-Caching - storing every little snippet of personal data for future reference or to create an immortality of sorts. We think this is actually two trends. We’re calling them “My Digital Memory” and “Internet Immortality”, where the former is storing for practical use and the latter is more egotistical. So there.
This is all a roundabout way of saying that - according to LifeHacker - the GMail Drive Extension has been updated. This nifty piece of code lets you use your GMail account as if it were an extra drive on your computer - looks like your digital memory just got an upgrade!
The creators admit that the code might be a bit buggy, so if you’re not-too-tech-savvy, you might like to give this one a miss. We predict that Google will add this feature at some point anyway, but there’s no telling when that might be. (In fact, we’d even go so far as to say that Google is trying to build the capacity to store everyone’s media, creating the world’s biggest digital storage unit. What’s more we think they’ll offer this free. Look out for more info in our weekly trend updates, starting soon!) In the meantime, Your Digital Memory could also find a home at Box.net, which offers cheap digital storage, available anywhere.