HOW TO: Download An Entire Facebook Photo Album

Facebook is the ubiquitous photo sharing platform on the web. There is still a niche of serious photographers who prefer Flickr and still cling on to their premium accounts because they prefer service over what is offered by Facebook, however, their numbers are quickly dwindling. Nothing states the dominance of Facebook in the photo-sharing market like their numbers, while Yahoo’s Flickr service has 3 million photos uploaded to it on daily bases, Facebook has more than 70 million, that’s 750 photos uploaded per second!

One reason for the success of Facebook’s photo album is the extreme ease in which users can upload their photos on the website so even grandparents and little children are able to do it without a hitch. Now, even entire family photo albums exist solely on the website but there is one feature that just seems to be missing from their services: A method to download entire photo-albums, which sometime contains hundreds of photos, that is better than the mind numbing “Save As..”

How To Download an Entire Photo-Album on Facebook

FacePAD: Facebook Photo Album Downloader – Tutorial Video from Arthur Sabintsev (Lazyrussian) on Vimeo.

You will first need to get Mozilla’s Firefox Browser and install the FacePAD plug-in from the Firefox add-ons page. The FacePAD plug-in is developed by 24 year old  Arthur Sabintsev who got the inspiration in 2008:

I had five people taking photos at my 22nd Birthday party (2008). They all posted the photos on Facebook, but were to lazy to send me the originals. I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a method to download each of their albums onto my computer. Thus, FacePAD was born.

After installing the add-on and restarting Firefox you will be able to see a new option, “Download Album with FacePAD” when you right-click on your Facebook photo albums.

The FacePAD option

Clicking this option will download the entire Album into your default Firefox Download folder, which you can change by following this tutorial. As an added bonus, the plug in works for MySpace as well, in case there is anybody left on that site.

Hope that this helps save you both the time and the migration medication that downloading an entire Facebook photo album costs.

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Power of Annonymous: Wikileaks

One of the pillars of the internet’s success has been the anonymity of interactions. The ability to take on a secret identity and go forth saying things and doing deeds that won’t be tied to your real life identity was the stuff of comics, but with the internet, everyone could be a superhero. While this sense of anonymity is being consistently chipped at by companies like Facebook and Google, yet, it still exists on the web. Anonymity is still prominent on the web, and there is no better example of that than the site Wikileaks.com.

Ever since its debut in 2006, it has been the bastion of whistle blowers, and the group behind it, the Sunshine Press,  has been mostly shrouded in mystery. In December 2009, and due to funding issues, they had to suspend the website, close its wiki and limit the site’s functionality to only accepting submissions. But its Director, the eccentric Julian Assange, seems to have had just the right kind of expose to generate publicity for the site and guarantee that they would be able to secure the maximum amount of funding possible.

Wikileaks!

Wikileaks!

On April 3 2010, they released a video entitled “Collateral Damage” which caused quite the controversy for the US armed forces and incited Robert Gates to be driven into an unenviable corner. The video has been viewed more than 6.5 million times on Youtube alone, and certainly got wikileaks a good amount of exposure and hopefully made their fundraiser a success so that they would keep on doing what they do best: be the go-to guys for whistle-blowers around the world.

This is not the only notable leak for them, and they have a long history of breaking some of the most critical documents and stories since their inception. Here are some of their most notable leaks in the past:

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