I saw a tweet from @hispong_elbayne mentioning a new service called BackupMyTweets.com so I thought I would check it out. I never really thought about backing up my Twitter ramblings before, but hey, some people might. According to that site, Twitter only keeps your most recent 3,200 tweets. If you want to keep them longer, then you need a backup service.
It all looks pretty cool. They give you a free 1GB if you tweet about them. If you don’t want to Tweet, then they charge you about $10.00 per year. Not a bad deal. Send a tweet, and get a free GB. They also offer some other services that sounded a little more useful to me.
Those of course are not free. Each of those services costs about $20 per year. Obviously it costs more if you need more space. Makes sense right? If you ask me, $20 isn’t a lot of money to backup some of the most important items you may ever have, certainly the pics and the email are worth it.
What if you don’t want to spend money though? What if you are on a tight budget? What if you are a cheap ass bastard like me? I certainly don’t want to have to pay to backup my blog, or my tweets. If you are like me, then I found a free solution at least for your blog and your tweets.
The first one is for your blog, it is called BlogBackupr. Here are some of it’s features:
- Runs over the Internet
- Daily backup
- No installation required
- Works with any blog
Now for your Tweets, TweetBackup which is a sister site of BlogBackupr, offers free Twitter backups as long as you follow them. Here are their features:
- Runs Over The Internet
- Daily Backup
- No Installation Required
- Easy To Use
- No Twitter-Password Required
I signed up for both. I really like BlogBackupr because it backs up all the blogs I have. (I am managing four now! WTF?!?) I signed up for TweetBackup as well, but I am not sure I will keep it. Not that the service is bad, but because I really don’t give a crap about my tweets!
What do you use to backup your blogs/twitter? Know of any free backup services for your pics or your email? Hit me up in the comments!