What up everyone?
The new Facebook feature of showing all the minor details of everyone on their home page got me thinking. This is exactly the type of info that one might want in something like say…and RSS feed?
So the past few hours I’ve spent coding up a little PHP script that will log in to Facebook for you, get that whole feed thing, and put it in crude, simple RSS 2.0 feed.
It was developed using PHP 5 but I think should also work with 4.3.x so long as the ‘dom’ module, curl and libcurl with SSL are installed. I think most webhosts these days have that.
So the script, just put in your Facebook email and password into the facebook-rss.php script in the correct variables. ($login_email and $login_password). Then just hit that page with an RSS reader and it should then tell your all those details you’d see only in RSS format. Perhaps would made a nice google.com/ig module? Not sure how useful this will be to anyone but it was fun for me to write it. It is also released under the MIT license so that anyone can view, edit, do whatever they want with the source.
So without further ado: FACEBOOK RECENTLY CLOSED MY ACCOUNT AND THREATENED TO BRING ON THEIR LAWYERS IF I DO NOT REMOVE THE SCRIPT. I HAVE DECIDED MY CURRENT LAWSUIT-FREE LIFESTYLE IS NOT WORTH THE SCRIPT. JUST KIDDING ;)
Be sure to let me know what you think and how terribly coded it is. I ran out of beer. ;)