Liz Gannes

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SocialFolders: Like Dropbox for Social Networks — But All on Your Desktop, Not in the Cloud

Would a local backup of your cloud-based pictures and documents make you feel more comfortable? That’s how SocialFolders wants to help. Today it launches a Dropbox-like desktop tool that downloads copies of Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Google Docs and other content. Plus, users can use SocialFolders to sync and upload content as well, so they can, for instance, drag and drop their Flickr albums into Facebook.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work