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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald