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How To Back Up Your Social Media Accounts

Most people would shudder at the thought of archiving the random stuff they posted on Facebook in 2007, but if you need to do it, here's how.

How To Back Up Your Social Media Accounts


Saves: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Viadeo, and Google+ feeds.
Cost: Partial Facebook feed is free; $7 a year for four.


Saves: Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, and Zoho accounts.
Cost: Free for three accounts, 1 GB of storage. $5 a month for five accounts, 10 GB.

Saves: All your Foursquare check-ins.
Cost: Free.


Prints: A book of your tweets.
Cost: Free e-book; paperback books are $15 and up.


Prints: Paper compilation of Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Flickr, and Tumblr posts.
Cost: $25 and up.


Prints: Instagrams as a softcover book.
Cost: Starts at $11.


Prints: Instagrams as a trio of tiny books, sticker books, postcards, or shirts.
Cost: Books start at $10; shirts are $20.

A version of this article appeared in the September 2012 issue of Fast Company magazine.