Download Your Entire Facebook History: I Sure Did
During a recent conference, Facebook announced its latest move. Users now have the ability to download their entire Facebook history in a single zip file. Continuing to move towards a more “open” network, Facebook lets users download all their Facebook activity since 2006.
So why would one even need to have a hard copy of their activity? For one, it’s simply cool to own and observe all the hours that have gone into a single website. Spending afternoons on the site for years, this could easily replace a diary and come out with more detail and insight into your past than you could probably remember! This is also considerably easier to browse than having to click through hundreds of pages of wall posts, you would simply open up your extensive document and have a look. I am sure people could come up with creative ways of organizing this information too. I am excited to see what happens!
However, a scary thought comes to mind… Imagine a world where a job interview requires your full Facebook history printed out or downloaded to a PDF file? What do you have to hide? History has a funny way of repeating itself…just saying.
Who knows…It’s an interesting development at the very least. Looking at my history now, who knew I quoted R. Kelly so much?