Your Digital Life. Organized.
When it comes to our digital files, most of us are hoarders
Our digital hoarding is becoming a real problem today as storage limits expand and we create and consume tons of data with our smartphones and various social media accounts, saving piles of photos, videos and stories. As a result, we can never find what we want when we need it and our content is mostly lost or forgotten.
Now, Imagine all your digital life consolidated and protected in one private and secure place. Hard to imagine? If you get a headache just thinking about the endless files of digital junk, it’s time to detox and you need to keep reading this.
How to tell if you’re a Digital Hoarder?
- You’re reading this article.
- You still have photos from 2014 trapped on your smartphone.
- Your computer and smartphone contain the awful truth about your digital clutter.
If you’re nodding in shame, then you’re a tiny bit of a hoarder yourself. In the past, we saved photo albums full of photos and memories. Today, things are different but not better. We save thousands of photos on our phones, computers and social media accounts. We keep movies and songs piling up on our computers in case one day we’ll want to watch or listen to it. We’ve become digital hoarders instead of physical ones, constantly thinking: ‘What if I need this photo or that video one day?’”
Researches show that clutter can cause an actual distress. The problem is that sometimes we feel we have reasons to hang on to things because it reminds us of a certain moment in our life, a memory, a feeling whether it’s a yearbook, digital selfie in a special place or an event of a loved one.
The more we accumulate, the more we think that something very good or important is sitting at the bottom of our pile of digital stuff. Or something we consider unimportant becomes very important. Our solution is not to throw anything into our virtual trash can and to be afraid just by thinking about the ‘delete’ button. The more we accumulate digitally, the harder it is to find what we need. Our storage systems have little to no context awareness. Your cloud doesn’t know what’s important to you. It treats all files the same.
A Digital Detox
Is “being more digitally organized” on your list of 2016 New Year’s resolutions? If yes, keep reading. If you get a headache just thinking about the endless files of digital junk, it’s time to detox. An up-and-coming startup is now tackling the fast-growing issue of hoarding, offering one, simple cure: organization. With their “tap once, collect all” motto, infi enables users to import all of their photos, videos and stories off of their devices and social media accounts. Users’ content is then organized in a chronological order on their timeline, starting the year they were born until present time.
Once a user creates an account/downloads the app, they are prompted to connect all their social accounts and devices to their infi account. Users go on living their digital, social life while infi runs in the background, collecting all the media from the users’ various accounts and devices: computers, cameras, tablets and smartphones. infi imports media from your friends’ accounts and devices if our algorithm finds a match.
infi is the first social media network that has context awareness. It recognizes themes, faces, locations and smartly offers users to create photo albums at the end of their sightseeing day, join groups based on their preferences, or create joint activities with friends that share similar tastes.
Technology has the ability to forever change how we relate to our hoarded digital junk. Ready to try an alternative to the familiar, old, social media big names? infi brings to the table a whole new way of connecting: creating a more intimate interactions, allowing you to dig into topics you care more deeply about, rocking your images and visuals and becoming who you really are.