Many of us rely on Facebook to keep in touch with friends. After all, many people still shy away from newer services like Twitter or FriendFeed. The problem is, having all that data out in the cloud is risky.
What if Facebook removed your account? What if you wanted to take the data elsewhere? Despite their recent moves to open up, Facebook still make it difficult to remove your data.
Stepping in to solve this problem is SocialSafe. This Adobe Air app from a British team has the sole purpose of backing up your Facebook photos, address book and profile information. Accessing your account via Facebook Connect, itâ€™s fast and effective at copying all the data to your local storage.
With some of the recent problems that facebook has been having, I’m finding that the service is leaving a bad taste in my mouth.Â I need options for when I want to bail on them, and something like this may do the trick.