Saturday, July 16, 2011

Download your Google+ Circles, Contacts and Data Liberation

Google lets you save a backup of your photos, profile information, contacts, circles, stream posts, and Buzz posts to your computer.

– An important note about the Google+ Field Trial –
You're a part of a small group of people who are helping to test Google+. When you share something with people who are not yet able to use Google+, they will receive it via email but won't be able to comment or engage with the content like other Google+ users. They'll be able to join Google+ as we let more users in over time.

Data Liberation - New to you?

Why did you start The Data Liberation Front?
For a couple of reasons.  The first reason is that we heard our CEO, Eric Schmidt, speak out against lock-in time and time again, "How do you be big without being evil?  We don't trap end users. So if you don't like Google, if for whatever reason we do a bad job for you, we make it easy for you to move to our competitor."

We started looking at our products and discovered that while the door to leave wasn't locked, in some cases it was a bit "stuck" and we thought that we could do better. Google products that have been liberated

Do you have a personal data recovery/transition plan? Have you ever implemented the plan? How do you know what you are maintaining or backing up is functional?

Why wait until World Backup Day March 31, 2012? If you consider your data valuable or precious, develop and maintain a personal data recovery and/or transition plan.

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