Social networks like Facebook, Twitter et al are still massively popular despite occasional problems with privacy and suchlike. It seems that we’re willing to forgive and forget lots of things as long as we can stay in touch with our friends and family using these online tools. But that’s a bit of a problem, because it’s all done online, and what’s more it’s really difficult to retrieve and remember events which passed last week, month or year.
Now there’s a new service which offers to give you a chance to print and store your Facebook and other network activities in a printed diary form booklet, which can become your keepsake for future years.
Loccit is actually more than just a diary printing service, you can also manage and track your social networks from within the system, so it can become a whole network ecosystem if you so choose. You can also make posters, calendars, cards and even mousemats using your Facebook photos, and what’s more you can include photos and posts from your friends as well, if they allow it.
The interface is all very jolly and friendly, and you can tell it’s early days because there’s the occasional system fail as the servers buckle under the strain of users and curious visitors. The prices are not exactly cheap, but they do ship all over Europe and America, so that’s a positive point. A hardback diary starts at Â£14.99 (Â£8.49 for soft cover) with a charge of 20p per page after the first 20 pages. You’d better hope for a quiet life if you want to keep the costs down.
All in all it looks like an interesting idea, which could just catch on for birthday gifts and other such events. Handing the bride a diary of her life at the reception speeches could be an interesting way to cement your friendship, no doubt.