You back up your email, pictures, music and even your cellphone SIM Card. Why should your online resources be any different? After all, you do invest loads of time into these sites.
Here are three ways to back up those important social media activities:
LinkedIn – the core of your professional life.
Backup your contacts by clicking on the Export connections function at the bottom of your contact list. Sadly there is no way to export your resume other than downloading the PDF. At least you save a copy of those worthy recommendations.
Twitter – because you’re on it for most of the day.
Backup your tweets by using TweetBackup. Currently it only backs up your updates but soon you will be able to backup your Twitter peeps too. This nifty service allows you to download both html and text. In addition it features a handy “restore” option.
Facebook – because let’s face it, it’s your little black book.
Search for FriendCSV in Facebook – you can export your friends and have them in a CSV file
It makes sense to do a backup of your online work. Hours are spent building and nurturing connections online. If you don’t own the content you might as well have a copy of it at your disposal.
“People spend all their energy and attention pumping content into closed networks where they don’t own the content.” Swimgeek Food for thought.