For better or for worse, a lot of people have poured a significant amount of their lives onto Facebook. Which is why I’m not really surprised that a company like Ninuku exists. Ninuku’s sole service is the Archivist, which will download your Facebook status, updates, notes, links, comments and photos, and reformats it into a print-friendly series of chronologically arranged pdf files. I’m also quite horrified at this idea.
I’m not knocking on Archivist or anything, it’s just that I’m sure some people will die of shock from being exposed to volumes and volumes of their shallow comments, forgettable pictures or pretentious profile info. Their grandchildren will disown them. And that’s just when they find out that their grandpa actually printed the contents of his Facebook.
If you think that your account is worth preserving – hint: it’s probably not – Ninuku Archivist will do just that for $24 (USD) a year. The company offers a free trial, but aside from that I think you also have to read their terms very carefully to make sure your data doesn’t get preserved anywhere else.