Danie Roux

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The Internet and the walled gardens

July 11th, 2007 · 2 Comments · general

Coding Horror saying what I’ve wanted to say for a while now.

To add to that:

Facebook allowed me to reconnect with some long lost friends. I’ve had some valuable conversations with these friends – on Facebook.

Those conversations are not a part of my normal email archive or flow.

I need my data to be my data.

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  • 1 peter // Jul 11, 2007 at 21:38

    Does the Facebook API allow for a tool that would solve this problem? I’m imagining something that would:
    - e-mail my facebook conversations to me
    - add contact info for my facebook friends to my e-mail address book
    - duplicate my photos across from facebook to flickr/picasaweb/my own server

    all at intervals specifiable by the user.

  • 2 Andre SC // Nov 26, 2007 at 17:17

    Personally I’d rather Facebook conversations stay there – when a conversation starts needing to be archived it’s probably not a conversation I want to be having in FB in the first place. In a way Facebook is a wonderfully convenient wastebasket.
    Capturing & exporting email adies could be usefull, but If FB could probbably only make info available that is shown publicly. Probably better just to ask people who’s email addies you want for them. Beyond that there is always Paterva’s stuff.

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