Scribr is a new service which has been created to allow social media users to be able to preserve their favourite posts in the form of a printed book. The new service is officially set to launch at the end of this month and will allow you to connect your Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr and Foursquare accounts to create your social media memories journal, ready for printing.
The final Scribr printed book can include all your favourite updates, photos, check-ins and posts, allowing you to insert your cherished photos. You can also include Instagram photos, if they have been shared vis your Twitter or Facebook account, and simple to use software is provided to help you create your journal
Scribr’s co-founders, Adam Henson explains his ideas behind the new service.
“All of us have tried to keep a journal at some point. None of us had any success with it, and we knew that many other people had this same problem. One day a revelation struck: while we’re lamenting over the difficulty of keeping a journal, we’re unthinkingly documenting every aspect of our lives on sites like Facebook and Foursquare. We realized that this content would form a solid foundation for a journal with zero effort.
There’s a problem with preserving your life in any digital format – digital content is ephemeral and always changing; preserving it requires ongoing curation. To solve this problem, we looked to the past. Printed media, while not perfect, remains the most accessible and persistent means of storing information. I have journals passed down from my great-great grandfather; I can still hold this man’s 150 year-old life in my hands. So we set out to not only help you build the journal you’ve always wanted, but to preserve it in a durable format with only a few clicks.”
A printed book from Scribr will cost you $45 and will be finished with a paperback glossy cover with a magazine feel to it.
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