Social networkers race to have their social lives immortalized in print

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Users of the popular social network Facebook have jumped at the chance to have a physical and lasting copy of their online "moments" printed for them so as never to forget their favorite status updates, photos or comments.

One thousand limited edition Facebook books, created by French advertising agency DDB to launch French telecommunications company Bouygues Télécom's Facebook page, disappeared in the space of an hour, said DDB, as fans rushed to have a physical copy of their statuses and photos printed.

"We decided to look at the way we use facebook and found that even though we use the social networking site everyday, we forget our favorite moments we share online," said DDB's Siavosh Zabeti in a post on video sharing site Vimeo on November 16.

"So we created an app that could change that, and keep your facebook, in a book."

While DDB's Facebook books are completely sold out, Facebook fans wanting to have their status updates, wall messages, comments and photos published can still visit Facebook app EgoBook to create a physical Facebook memoir.

A personalized EgoBook can be purchased from the company for around €30 (price is dependant on the book's content).

In November 2009 a company called TweetBookz started giving Twitter users the opportunity to self-publish their own book of tweets. The books, which can be purchased from http://www.tweetbookz.com/, cost around $15 for a soft cover edition or $25 for a hard cover edition and include your selection of up to 200 of your tweets.

http://apps.facebook.com/my-egobook/
http://vimeo.com/16889815

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