How to Backup Your Social Networks

How to Backup Your Social Networks

Vivian Kim
Jul 19, 2011

With all the microblogging we do these days on various social networks, it'd be pretty devastating to suddenly lose all of our past content. Backing up your computer is one thing, but what about backing up old tweets, Tumblr entries or Instagram pictures?

Copygram makes backing up all of your Instagram pictures quick and easy. Simply sign in with your Instagram account and which email address you'd like Copygram to send your archived photos to. Copygram also creates a URL with your Instgram pictures so you can share your archive with friends, which is also a great way of navigating Instagram without having to use your iPhone.

TweetBackup works a lot like Copygram, but in order to use it you have to follow TweetBackup on Twitter. The backup also only goes back to 3,200 tweets—however for most people, that should be enough. Once you sign into the website using your Twitter login, TweetBackup gives you the option of downloading your tweets in CVS, RSS, Text, or HTML. In the HTML and CVS versions, it even provides a link to the URL of the original tweet.

The Tumblr Backup App easily allows users to save their entire tumblog on their computer. All one needs to do is download the app, put in your Tumblr username and password and choose where you want to save the file. When you want to back your blog up again, you can simply open up the app and it will save all new posts since the last backup. This app is only available for Mac OS X (10.5 or higher) but Window users can check out Tumble-log Backup Jammy, which is a good backup alternative to Tumblr's app.

(Images: Mashable, Flickr member atomic playboy licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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