Thanks Eric! I had a little mess around with the Perl Facebook API last year, but didn't get very far.
Out of interest, once you've got the first fortune, when you refresh your FB profile does it trigger a new fortune to be sent or do you see the same (e.g. cached) fortune? What I want to do is put together a small application that will give the user info from their library account, e.g. You have 5 books on loan, and 2 of them need returning tomorrow. Click here to go to your library account if you'd like to renew them. Obviously I'd need to figure out a secure and safe way of associating a Facebook user ID with a specific library account. regards Dave Pattern Library Systems Manager University of Huddersfield -----Original Message----- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Eric Lease Morgan Sent: 07 January 2008 00:55 To: CODE4LIB@listserv.nd.edu Subject: [CODE4LIB] facebook I am having a bit of fun with Facebook. Last Friday I got a renewed interest in Facebook. Don't ask me why. I don't know. I do know though that syndicating library content to social networks (Facebook, MySpace, Delicious, etc.) seems to be a rage. To that end I have taken a stab at writing a few Facebook applications, and below is the simplest one shared here in the hopes other (Perl) hackers don't spin their wheels as much as I did. ...snip... -- Eric Lease Morgan University Libraries of Notre Dame This transmission is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you receive it in error, please notify us immediately by e-mail and remove it from your system. If the content of this e-mail does not relate to the business of the University of Huddersfield, then we do not endorse it and will accept no liability.