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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus