I’m a big proponent of owning the data that you create. I use WordPress (of course) wherever I blog, and I use the Keyring Social Importers plugin to make backup copies of my Twitter updates and Foursquare checkins. And as of today, I am also syncing my Facebook updates back to a private WordPress blog using Keyring Social Importers.
Not familiar with Keyring Social Importers? That’s too bad, it’s amazing. Install it, and within minutes, you can be importing data from any one of a dozen sites to your blog. Remember all of that data you put into Myspace/Jaiku/Bebo/Pownce and how it disappeared when the site shut down? Wouldn’t it have been nice to be able to save a copy of all of that? That’s what Keyring Social Importers makes possible.
There’s no built-in Facebook importer in Keyring Social Importers, so I wrote one. You can use it to save copies of your Facebook photos, photo albums, and status updates to an easy-to-browse (and easy to share) WordPress blog.
To use the Facebook importer, install Keyring Social Importers, copy the
keyring-importer-facebook.php file into
wp-content/plugins/keyring-social-importers/importers/, and then visit Import > Facebook to get started. Let me know what you think.
Note: I’ve only tested the importer on my own account, so it’s possible that it won’t be perfect. All imported data is set to private, just to be safe. Patches and bug reports are welcome.