It is World Backup Day on 31st March. If you are not already doing regular backups of your data, then the 31st March would be a good place to start to do this. But have you thought about backing up your social media data too?
According to conversation agency We Are Social, there are just over two billion active social media accounts online right now and that is growing at a rate of 12 percent.
If one of these social networks shut down, or had a change in policy, how would you keep your data?
Digi.me, the new name for SocialSafe is a PC & Mac application which enables you to download your online social life and unite your social networks.
You can back up your Facebook timeline, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook pages, Linkedin, Google+, RSS, Pinterest & Viadeo to create a searchable, digital journal.
Digi.me ensures your important online memories are captured forever so that you never lose them.
All of your friends' details, such as email addresses, photos, files or other information you backup using Digi.me are transferred directly from your Facebook or other social network account to your machine. Data is not used by the company.
You can back up data from up to 20 different social networks in one go.
If you back up your conversations you can have a copy of all your posts, and interactions from friends and fans, safely stored in one place on your computer.
The tool lets you search through comments from friends, private messages and images which can be sorted out into collections. You can even save the images as pdfs.
The download is free for Windows PCs and Macs. an iOS backup application is due very soon and the company reports that iPad and Android versions are in its roadmap.
Digi.me Chairman Julian Ranger said: "Some people might not want to admit it, and others may just forget, but our social interactions today very much defines who we are as people."
"Your social interactions define who you are, so why wouldn't you want that information saved somewhere to look back on years from now."