I realise that this is now my third post on the subject (I think!), and I don’t want to be the boy who cried wolf. However, numerous tech sites are still running with the story about Anonymous Hackers threatening to bring down Facebook on November 5th – yes, that’s tomorrow. So we thought that people not familiar with SocialSafe might get some peace of mind if they knew how to back up Facebook accounts. Just in case…
Achieving peace of mind is so simple:
- Go to the SocialSafe website
- Look a the ‘Features‘ page to see what can be backed up with which licence
- Once you’ve decided which licence suits your needs best, go to the ‘Buy‘ page, purchase your licence and download the app.
- Install the app, login through your Facebook ID, input your licence and then begin to sync all of your Facebook content.
- Umm… that’s pretty much all there is to it… go ahead and enjoy your social journal app.
Yes, the Standard, Pro and Enterprise versions are not free. ‘Purchase’, ‘Buy’, Pay for’…. People too often seem to lose interest in products and services they see on the web when they stumble across these words. But given the relative cost of the licence compared to what you get, it’s not exactly something you need to consult your financial advisor about. Having the means to safely backup and store your Facebook photos, friends, status updates, wall posts, links, profile information and all comments and tags associated with your content, all for less than the price of a couple of pints? Seems like a no-brainer to me.
This whole story about Facebook being destroyed tomorrow could be nothing more than an empty threat, but then again it could be the real thing. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow. But even if this particular episode doesn’t result in any damage, you can be pretty sure that there are viruses, bots, and malevolent forces out there that will try to wrangle control of Facebook further on down the line. Companies backup their work data, why should your social content be any different?