How to turn your Facebook profile and Twitter feed into a romantic little album of sentiment.
It's easy to act snobby about social media. Facebook? What a waste of time. Twitter? Narcissist central. Unless you're an avid diaryist, though, there's no denying that your Facebook profile contains the densest amount of information about your daily life. Information doesn't have to mean pointless niceties, like what you ate for breakfast. If you're in a relationship, it can mean the first flirty wall post your significant other ever sent you. It can mean a slew of congratulations you received after making your engagement official on Facebook. Depending on how personal you get, your blog posts and tweets about someone may contain an immediacy lost in a relationship with twenty years under its belt. 10 Twitter and Dating Red Flags
Granted, you probably won't want to scroll through two decades of Facebook statuses in the year 2030. If only there were a service that would bundle your social media profiles as sentimental, prettily-packaged keepsakes, right? Read on, Google and YourTango have got you covered. 8 Ways to Protect Your Marriage From Facebook
1. Tweet Rings. Back in medieval times, romance meant keeping a lock of your lover's hair in a pendant. Thanks to Tweet Rings, it can now mean wrapping your your lover's wittiest tweet around your finger. To use the service, type in a Twitter handle, select your favorite tweet, and choose a silver or titanium finish. If your partner's ever tweeted something like, "I love how my honey wears the pants in this relationship," we recommend getting that engraved ASAP, as an eternal reminder of his youthful devotion. In A Relationship? When To Announce On Facebook
2. TweetBookz. This service prints high-quality albums of tweets from any account. Books come in hardover or softcover, and in four designs, with one tweet per page. Page designs resemble the original Twitter backgrounds, and include the dates and times tweets were posted. Perfect for any coffee table!
3. Twournal: Like TweetBookz, Twournal lets you archive your tweets into a book. While Tweetbookz resemble the Twitter interace, Twournals are more reminiscent of an old-fashioned diary. Instead of having one tweet per page, you can have a whole day's worth of tweets arranged captain's log-style under one date. As a bonus, you can also add full-color pictures. We can see how this would be useful for social media junkie couples who enjoy tweeting pictures of food while they're out on a date.
4. Ninuku Archivist. If you're more of a Facebook than a Twitter person, worry not: there's a service for you too. For $24 a year, Ninuku Archivist creates a chronological, high-quality PDF of your profile, which you can then send to the printers. If all those notes, photos and links sound overwhelming, simply edit them out of your archive. Finally, it also includes a Private Thoughts feature that lets you add personal commentary onto the PDF file. For instance, you can write "what a douche" next to an archived picture of your ex. Kidding! Don't print out those photos, delete them immediately.
5. Scrapblog. If you're uncomfortable letting third-party applications access your Twitter and Facebook accounts, try Scrapblog, which creates scrapbooks using digital media. Use the service to make calendars, photoboks, cards and more—a perfect present for someone who loves reminiscing, but sees no sentimental value in Twitter and Facebook (or who has horrendous spelling, thus rendering his posts unworthy of the printed page).
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