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9. Facebook: The All-in-One Wonder > Tapping into Your Social Network Data

Tapping into Your Social Network Data

This section provides a brief overview of how to complete Facebook’s OAuth 2.0 flow for a desktop application to get you an access token, then quickly transitions into some data-gathering exercises. To keep this chapter as simple as possible, we won’t discuss building a Facebook application: there are plenty of tutorials online that can teach you how to do that, and introducing Facebook application development would require an overview of a server platform such as Google App Engine (GAE), since Facebook apps must be externally hosted in your own server environment. However, a GAE version of the scripts that are presented in this chapter is available for download at http://github.com/ptwobrussell/Mining-the-Social-Web/tree/master/web_code/facebook_gae_demo_app . It’s easy to deploy and is a bona fide Facebook application that you can use as a starting point once you decide that you’re ready to go down that path and convert your scripts into deployable apps.


  

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