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Facebook Closing?! How to back up Facebook.

Due to a now viral message, everyone now believes that Facebook is closing down on 15th March? LOL Oh really?

They’ve just got $500 million investment from Goldman Sachs and Digital Sky Technologies but that’s not important right now,  apparently its all too much for Mark Zuckerberg and he’s closing down.

Its not a funfair at Hastings that hasn’t been running well for 3 years… its not a Chip~Shop that started selling soggy chips… its not something that Yahoo got bored with… its FACEBOOK!

Its all over the internet now, and of course its just…..
a horrible hoax,
a joke,
a set of Chinese whispers,
a ridiculous rumour.

This “joke” was apparently started at Weekly world News, who evidently are about as regarded for their news worthiness as the Daily Star.

another headline today on the same page ……..
HEADLINES

ALIEN SPACESHIPS TO ATTACK EARTH IN 2011

Posted on 09 January 2011
By Frank Lake
Three giant alien spaceships are heading for Earth! Scientists predict they will arrive in early 2011.
Facebook users have been panicking about what happens to all of their details and their photographs on Facebook, they are worried they are going to lose them.
I gathered from this fear that there is a need, a need Facebook users have, that they want to download and save the information easily that they accumulate from Facebook.

Rest assured you can do this!

Go to account settings – in the list that has name, user name etc. it says Download your information – click on learn more and there it says that this tool lets you downloads and save a copy of all of your information, including photo’s and wall posts everything. Just like a backup apparently!
(thanks to @lstacey for this information)

In the meanwhile, don’t panic – Facebook are not going to slam a door in your face with a big closed sticker on it.


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  • Andy

    Facebook's own backup tool is undoubtedly very useful, but it does have it's drawbacks. For starters it takes a while to collate all of your data, and then you have to come back and download the .zip file and unpack it. And every time you want to do another back up, instead of updating the existing data on your hard drive, it just grabs everything again, meaning you have to go through and delete previous backups.

    Some people won't mind this, and they can happily use Facebook's own backup tool. But for something with a little more to it, SocialSafe backs up all of your data, photos etc from Facebook, and presents it in a diary format which you can browse. Whenever you sync it, it updates the existing info rather than duplicating it. Twitter will soon be incorporated into the back up too. For more info go to http://socialsafe.net

  • Michelle

    Thanks for that tip Andy – obviously I've never tried social safe so I cannot vouch for it, but it does sound a bit easier, I suggest people google it to see what people say.

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