THINK FACEBOOK IN A BOOK - Imagine being able to export your entire Facebook experience and turn it into a hardcover book!
Close your eyes and imagine for a moment being able to capture your virtual life in a tangible format you can touch, feel and even flip through.
Imagine being able to take a stroll down memory lane 20 years from now and experiencing all over again those special moments you shared online with your friends or perhaps a special someone.
Now open your eyes because it's no longer an imagination but an actualization. Introducing the SocialBook aka 'The Facebook Book'. Although Facebook has the word book in its name, it really wasn't anything along those lines until now. Now it's possible to take your Facebook history offline into a book.
SocialBook aka 'The Facebook Book' is a 8.5" x 11" (21.59cm x 27.94cm) personalized book created from status updates, published pictures, wall messages and the comments shared between you and up to 10 selected friends on Facebook in chronological order from earliest to most recent. Each pledge level corresponds to the number of pages in your book. The cover is also personalized in signature Facebook blue with your Facebook name in white text and comes in your choice of PAPERBACK or HARDCOVER.
Facebook started with people wanting to move their social lives online. Now people will have the option to move them back offline — not for privacy reasons, but because the more options we have to access our memories, the more flexible those memory becomes.
I consider myself a highly active daily Facebook user and in the one year since I joined Facebook, my Facebook book came out to 138 pages. So with that in mind, we came up with the following page estimates for the average Facebook user:
0 - 6 months = 50 pages = $25 (Paperback) or $35 (Hardcover)
6 -12 months = 100 pages = $40 (Paperback) or $50 (Hardcover)
12 - 18 months = 200 pages = $60 (Paperback) or $70 (Hardcover)
18 - 24 months = 300 pages = $80 (Paperback) or $90 (Hardcover)
More than 24 months = 400 pages = $100 (Paperback) or $110 (Hardcover)
When deciding what level to pledge, it's better to have more pages than you need as opposed to having your book cut short due to insufficient pages.
How will the information be gathered for my book?
Once the project is funded, all pre-orders will be sent an email with a link to the SocialBook Facebook application which will let you set your own parameters. There you can choose up to 10 friends to include in the book and the time-line you'd like it to cover. The app then pulls pictures, status updates and comments from your news-feed and compiles them into your very own Facebook Book.
How do I order an extra copy of my book?
If you would like an extra copy of your book added in your shipment, just double your pledge amount and we will send you a second copy.
How long is my data kept on your server?
We will temporarily retrieve your data including statuses, comments and photos, from Facebook that's required to create your SocialBook. We will then use it to print your SocialBook. After that, your data will be deleted from our server. We don't keep the data. Once you have received your book, you can remove our access rights in you application privacy settings on Facebook. Your book and your data stays your own property and we do not sell or send them to anybody else but you.
Will my private data be included in my book?
All the data collected to create your SocialBook will be exactly what's publicly available on your Facebook profile; what you and everyone else can see on your Facebook profile. If you have made certain messages or a pictures private, the app won't be able to retrieve it.
Do I need to include all 10 friends in my book?
Although you are able to select up to 10 friends to add in your book, you don't have to. You can select any number of friends between 1 and 10. You can even just select one person, perhaps the love of your life, and create a book that chronicles your relationships journey from it's beginnings on Facebook which also makes for an ideal Valentines day gift.
Since each book is custom, we can't jut apply the economies of scale when printing multiple copies of one title (a title run) as is normally done in the publishing industry. Setting up, printing and distributing a run of custom made-to-order books is a whole other story and thus more expensive. Plus each book will have the option of a premium casewrap hardcover to protect your memories and stand the test of time which alone can cost up to $20 extra per book. So Kickstarter is the best way for us and you to realize this idea. I believe in the power of social and just as Facebook brings us all together around the common goal of socializing, Kickstarter brings us all together around the common goal of actualizing ideas. By pledging at least $25 you are pre-ordering your 50 page Facebook Book and going up from there you can pre-order up to 400 pages of your Facebook Book for those Facebook Jedi Masters out there (you know who you are), making what we believe is not just an AWESOME idea but a very cool Facebook accessory a reality.
Our memories are less likely to fade away if we have several avenues for recalling them. This will be another one of those avenues. So please make your pledge and help us transport the Facebook experience from the virtual world to the real world, capturing your Facebook for generations to come. With your generous support we aim to begin shipping Facebook books to backers by February. We hope that you are inspired and excited by this idea as much as we are and choose to support it. Either way please spread the word and share it with your friends. Everyone has at least one friend that's a Facebook user. Thank you!
Note: Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on February 5, 2011.
Jan 1, 2011 - Feb 5, 2011 (35 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Every dollar counts. Your contribution will go a long way to helping make this project a reality. You will be part of making Facebook an actual book to cherish and experience for many years to come.
Pledge $25 or more
For the Facebook Freshman - With your $25 pledge you are pre-ordering up to 50 pages of your own full color PAPERBACK Facebook Book. Perfect for Facebook users with less than 6 months of history. Add $10 for HARDCOVER. Includes FREE shipping in the USA. (Canada shipping add $10, International shipping add $15)
Pledge $40 or more
For the Facebook Sophomore - With your $40 pledge you are pre-ordering up to 100 pages of your own full color PAPERBACK Facebook Book. Perfect for Facebook users with less than a year of history. Add $10 for HARDCOVER. Includes FREE shipping in the USA. (Canada shipping add $10, International shipping add $15)
Pledge $60 or more
For the Facebook Junior - With your $60 pledge you are pre-ordering up to 200 pages of your own full color PAPERBACK Facebook Book. Perfect for Facebook users with less than a year and half of history. Add $10 for HARDCOVER. Includes FREE shipping in the USA. (Canada shipping add $10, International shipping add $15)
Pledge $80 or more
For the Facebook Senior - With your $80 pledge you are pre-ordering up to 300 pages of your own full color HARDCOVER Facebook Book. Perfect for Facebook users with about 2 years of history. Add $10 for HARDCOVER. Includes FREE shipping in the USA. (Canada shipping add $10, International shipping add $15)
Pledge $100 or more
For the Facebook Jedi Master - With your $100 pledge you are pre-ordering up to 400 pages of your own full color HARDCOVER Facebook Book. Perfect for Facebook users with more than 2 years of history. Add $10 for HARDCOVER. Includes FREE shipping in the USA. (Canada shipping add $10, International shipping add $15)
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (99 of 100 left)
Has anybody told you today how AWESOME you are? For your $500 pledge you are not only pre-ordering up to 400 pages of your own full color HARDCOVER Facebook Book, but 5 extra copies to give to 5 of your special friends included in your book. Perfect for a Birthday gift or belated Christmas gift or even a Valentines day gift if your special someone was included in the book, a $100 savings. Includes FREE shipping in the USA. (Canada shipping add $20, International shipping add $30)
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (50 of 50 left)
OK I'm speechless. If you're not the most popular amongst your Facebook friends, you will after your $1000 pledge because you are not only pre-ordering up to 400 pages of your own full color HARDCOVER Facebook Book but you also get 10 extra copies to cover just about every friend included in your book. A whopping $250 savings. Includes FREE shipping in the USA. (Canada shipping add $30, International shipping add $50)