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Extract Directly from Time Machine

Normally you use Time Machine to restore lost data in a file like this: within the Time Machine interface, you go back to the time the file was not yet messed up, and you restore it to replace the file you have now.

You can also elect to keep both, but the restored file takes the name and place of the current one. So, if you have made changes since the backup took place that you would like to keep, they are lost, or you have to mess around a bit to merge changes, rename files, and trash the unwanted one.

As an alternative, you can browse the Time Machine backup volume directly in the Finder like any normal disk, navigate through the chronological backup hierarchy, and find the file which contains the lost content.

Once you've found it, you can open it and the current version of the file side-by-side, and copy information from Time Machine's version of the file into the current one, without losing any content you put in it since the backup was made.

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Nick Bilton Looks into Facebook's "Pay to Play"

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Another concern has cropped up with Facebook, highlighted by Nick Bilton of the New York Times. For people looking to spread the word on Facebook, traffic in the form of “likes” and resharing would seem no longer to be organic, but must instead be greased with a little green. That’s mostly a problem for those doing some sort of business promotion on Facebook, but should give anyone considering Facebook as part of a marketing strategy significant pause. For what it’s worth, we see almost no traffic from our Facebook page.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Nick Bilton Looks into Facebook's "Pay to Play"
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George Jarrett  2013-03-06 17:16
I wasn't aware that TidBITS has a Facebook feed. I searched for it just now on Facebook (with the new social graf search) and found only other businesses with the same name.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-03-07 07:02
Click the Facebook link in the Get TidBITS via box in the upper left of any page on our site to go to it. I've always found Facebook search to be entirely useless, and I agree, I can't find us on Facebook either without knowing the URL.