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Back Up Your Facebook Wall with SocialSafe

SocialSafe, the Facebook backup tool that launched earlier this summer, has now added a new feature that allows you to back up your Facebook Wall Posts using the company’s desktop application. The $2.99 program runs using Adobe AIR and accesses your account via Facebook Connect functionality. Once logged in, you can download nearly everything posted to Facebook, from photos to your profile and more.

According to the company, Facebook is like the “personal diary of the 21st century,” and because it’s now such a huge part of our daily lives, the invaluable data it contains needs to be backed up for safe-keeping. No web service is infallible and no one is immune from having their Facebook account hijacked by a malicious hacker, either. If you’ve ever been a victim of a Facebook attack, you know that’s absolutely true. There’s a certain feeling of helplessness and fear when you realize that you’ve been locked out of your Facebook account and some unknown person now has access to all the data it contains. Will they delete your photos? Remove your friends? Clear your wall posts? Destroy your profile? Usually, that’s not the case – the hackers generally just chat up your friends and ask them for money – but the fact is, they could. They could do anything they want because they now have control over your data.

But with SocialSafe, no matter what an evil hacker does, you would never actually lose your data. It’s all safely stored on your own computer. (Those people who are currently affected by the ongoing “site maintenance” issue that has locked an unknown number of people out of their accounts could probably have used a program like this too.)

The new addition of Facebook Wall Backup adds another component to SocialSafe’s Time Capsule feature which lets you see how your Facebook account has changed over time – that is, from your first backup onward. It provides an overview of your Facebook account where you can see the friends and photos you’ve added, those you’ve removed, and so on. It’s also an easy way to scan your “digital diary” for any time period. Now with your Wall Posts backed up too, you can quickly navigate to any old post and its associated comments instead of having to manually click the “Older Posts” button at the bottom of your Facebook Wall time and time again.

The new version of the SocialSafe application will be made available for download from the company’s home page here.

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