A couple months ago my brother Preston has another, self-proclaimed, “stroke of genius.” What he called the Facebook Lock Box would be a way for Facebook users to store away videos, pictures, wall posts and other valuable data that currently only resides on the Facebook servers. I brushed his idea off saying that Facebook would make it damn near impossible to remove that kind of data from their notorious walled garden.
But alas someone has figured out how to make it work. SocialSafe is an effective, fun new application enabling Facebook users to manage their Facebook data offline on their home computer. Jennifer Van Grove wrote a great article about it for Mashable.
I for one will be eagerly watching the reaction of the Facebook crew to this application, and listening intently for my brother’s next business ideas: