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You know that moment when you see something and you say to yourself: “I should have thought of that!” This is that moment. I present to you Social Safe.

Social Safe is a digital diary of what you have posted in your social networks. It serves to save your information (according to the package that you choose) and have it available to you in the earth shattering event that your social media channels are corrupted or no longer available. *Gasp!

For those who just cannot believe that this would ever happen, believe it. Remember, we are not paying for the majority of these social networks, at least not directly, so it is possible for things to happen.

Some of the features include being able to save your status update, profile, comments, and Likes. As well as your own album photos, wall photos, and tagged photos and don’t forget Check Ins. There are a lot more because it is not just centered around Facebook, but many other social networks including the latest craze of Instagram. The packages start currently at $2.99 per year, which is not a bad price to save all of our updates – from drunk tweets to bad pictures. But seriously, for those of us “in the business” it would be important to make sure that our clients’ information is safe and sound.

Since some of us are visual creatures, I found this video of a guy sharing his finds on the website and you know its not complete without the sexy sophistication of an English accent.

Are you getting an account? Do you already have one? Share your thoughts on why you decided to join the Social Safe family.


Where My Knitters At?!

The yarn movement has crept back in to the hands of creative fiber artists all over the world. This fiber that comes from our furry friends the sheep is the center of creativity as knitters knit socks, shirts, and penis cozzies.

I too am a knitter. I’ve sat in knitting circles for hours on Sundays focusing on making socks and then coming home to stalk the pages of the Knitty website.

When I first learned to knit I had notebooks all over the house. Like many knitters we may get bored with our current patterns and what’s on the needles (otn), so there will be several projects started and picked up at our desire. I had over 15 notebooks filled with patterns and pattern ideas. They started to collect dust and I didn’t want to become a hoarder, so I got rid of the notebooks and only kept patterns that I REALLY thought I would use in the near future. Needless to say, the notebooks collected dust and I really didn’t want to go through them in order to find patterns.

Ravelry to the rescue! It’s a great place to organize your personal knitting information, including what projects you’re working on, what yarn is in your stash, what needles and hooks you have (which you can print out and take with you to the store so you don’t overbuy pairs of size 0 DPNs [double pointed needles] like I have done; if there is such a thing as overbuying size 0 DPNs), which books you own and what projects you want to work on next. It’s the digital world of knitting organization!

I remember Ravelry in its infancy in 2007 in beta mode. My knitting buddy, Beth, told me to join the site. I was skeptical because of its lack of “prettiness”, but joined anyway. After all, I was a knitter and wanted to feel inspired when I visited the site. Like a newborn calf, the site wobbled forward and gained its mark in the hearts of fiber artists. Since then I’ve been able to find patterns on demand – even a rare Native American  pattern that I was intent on finding. A fellow knitter had the pattern and tips.

I speak about knitters because I am one, but the site is for all “fiber artists.” Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content on the website is driven by fiber artists. Ravelry is a great place for you to keep notes about projects, see what other people are making, find the perfect pattern and connect with people who love to play with yarn from all over the world.

Lastly, Ravelry facilitates micro-business, allowing crafters to sell their patterns or yarns. Both large and small scale businesses are able to advertise on the site. The site has been also used by some for market research. So many benefit from the social network on both sides that it continues to thrive and has become a common thread for many. Pun intended.

What are you creating right now? How has Ravelry helped you?

It’s All About Me

Finally someone knows! Well, kinda… About.me is your digital business card.

About.me is a service that allows you to create a one-page website that’s all about you and your interests. Upload a photo, write a short bio, and add your favorite social networks to show the world the big picture of you.

You can create the page to reflect your style or brand and then let visitors know where they can find you in the social media-sphere. You can then keep up with your stats on how many people are visiting your page, where the traffic is flowing from, and what they do on your page.

I’ve already reached out to quite a few people on the site and am glad to have met them. I’ve met a non profit maven who is trailblazing with getting youth involved in where they stay to gamification gurus.