We all know that Facebook is not a tangible book but it does have photos, stories, comments, and messages in common with traditional books. What if you could actually turn your timeline into a book that can sit on your shelf?
Likebook does just that. By collecting information from your Facebook account, this service produces a hardback or paperback version of your Facebook life through 2007, possibly including memories that you can barely recall. Imagine browsing through old photos and photo tags, comments, friends’ messages, status updates, links and even profile picture changes.
The Likebook, which is based on a 2010 product called the Egobook, collects chronological events from a time frame you want data extracted from, and you can also limit the comments included.
“Users already have several years of their personal life story on Facebook. We provide a way to respond to the basic human need to gather, archive, and share the personal stories that are stored in social networks,” noted Likebook Marketing Director Patrick Osinski.
Pretty much everything will be included, but game updates, application updates, chat logs and private messages will not go into print. Users do not need to share their passwords, but they must authorise the site to access their data.
A single Likebook, which usually spans around a hundred pages per year, could cost anywhere from US$12 to US$137 depending on the type of cover and the number of pages.
It also makes a nice gift, but it is a good idea to order in advance as it takes four to ten days to make one book.