Saturday, May 17, 2008
I had been wondering why there wasn't a "Facebook Reader" application that allowed me to browse through all of the actions of my friends on Facebook like I do with items in RSS feeds in Google Reader, so after waking up and feeding Charlie this morning, I decided that I would start playing around with making my own. I started reading the Facebook API and playing with PopFly (which is actually kind of cool), but I couldn't figure out how to get access to the mini-feed data. I did some more searching and I finally realized that Facebook doesn't make the mini-feed data available, and I know understand why so many people complain about Facebooks death grip on your data. I joined the group that's trying to petition for this to change, but there's just over 40 members, so I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.