h a l f b a k e r y
Good ideas at the time.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
stores my facebook activity for easy retrieval
So that I'm not in the hands of facebook in a few years when
decide to erase some of my stuff, or just ask for money.
The MyFacebook will have tagging keywords, people,
and urls stored along with some of their content (image?
some text? a summary?)
Works in parallel with facebook via a browser plugin, and
Coming up next: MyGmail - same idea. Nothing gets lost, and
not worried about what happens when they go broke and
FaceBook: Downloading Your Data
I tried it a few years ago, tbh, a new download is probably overdue. [zen_tom, Jul 15 2015]
Google: Download your data
Same thing, not tried the google version. [zen_tom, Jul 15 2015]
||Funnily enough (unless something's changed recently) I think
both the services you describe offer a download of all your
personal stuff to cater for exactly this use-case.
||I'll have a look and try and post some links.
||That's different to your suggested implementation though,
and an incremental update/curation might be easier to
manage on an ongoing basis.
||I can see the value of what is suggested here as a sort of Facebook abstraction layer. This would be a bot which logs into Facebook on your behalf and loads all your content in a virtual browser. It then scrapes all the content out and recodes it as XML or something useful like that. This can then be displayed using the presentation layer of your choice, filtered, ordered and laid out as you choose, and without ads or sponsored content.
||At some point when GitHub has taken over the world,
we'll host all our data in self-managing Git
repositories, into which we'll provide access to
different abstractions such as Facebook,
FriendFace, Twitter, eBay, and whatever shell of x-
indr we might be into. (e.g. Tindr, Gindr, Wifendr,
Sigotherndr, Petndr, etc)
||With the decoupling of data from service, we might
end up taking control over our own data, leaving
the service provision to internet-Joes. A nice
idea, but I'm not sure there's any money in it.
||The easier search and retrieval will be the main asset of this
service. And, since there are so many gmail/facebook users,
there is bound to be a way to make money from it, way
before the next "myway" closedown or "hotmail for money"
plan, during the coming stock exchange crash.
||I'll probably sigh a sigh of relief.
||When the stock market crashes or when facebook closes