Skip to main content


Showing posts from May, 2017

Take a Few Minutes and Backup Your Facebook Posts!

Screenshot of Facebook's archive download page. I view Facebook as a modern equivalent of the sentence-or-two-a-day journals that my great-great grandmother kept in the late 1800s and early 1900s and I use it as an enjoyable way to regularly record my day-to-day life experiences. As trivial as my posts might be (I write way too much about banjo practice), they are very important to me and, aspiring family historian that I am, I hope they will someday be important to the people I leave behind. This morning, Facebook reminded me that I've had an account for ten years and that got me thinking: I would be so sad to accidentally lose access to that decade of my life. So, I took thirty seconds to Google how to backup Facebook posts and it's so ridiculously simple, I've  decided everyone should do it. :) Here's how: 1. Log in. 2. Click on the down arrow in the top right corner of the screen and choose "Settings." 3. You should be on the "Ge