Posts Tagged ‘PHP’

Hello World

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Considering sharing the source code behind Give Me My Data on GitHub. Looks like its great for archiving, improving, and sharing…

“Facebook’s Disconnect: Open Doors, Closed Exits” – TechCrunch

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

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More press for Give Me My Data, this time by Rohit Khare from TechCrunch (thanks for the note Evan.).

Give Me My Data has a more open-ended design that supports exploration and experimentation, in part because it sports an impressive array of formats to download your friend lists and other information for use in other projects such as visualization and charting. Owen Mundy at Florida State originally developed it for his own use, but “this week it kind of exploded because of the interface changes.” That could either be a sign of broader awareness of how much data users share with Facebook; or it could be the acute interest users have in putting profile data that Facebook “lost” right back onto Facebook (a feature that may be coming soon).”

“Two Facebook Apps To Help You Fight Back Against Facebook” – The Consumerist

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010


Two Facebook Apps To Help You Fight Back Against Facebook
by Chris Walters, The Consumerist, May 4, 2010

PHP: Timestamp validator and converter

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
  1. <?php
  3. /*
  4.  *  Timestamp validator and converter
  5.  *  {cc} Owen Mundy ~
  6.  *
  7.  */  
  8. function convert_date($string)
  9. {
  10.     // make sure it is a string with a number && > 1992-05-07 && < 2033-05-18
  11.     if ( ctype_digit($string) && $string >= 800000000 && $string <= 1999999999 )
  12.     {
  13.         // if so convert it to a human-readable date
  14.         $d = date(‘Y-m-d H:i:s’, $string);
  15.         return $d;
  16.     }
  17.     else
  18.     {
  19.         return false;  
  20.     }
  21. }
  23. print convert_date("1613199869");
  25. ?>


“Give Me My Data Helps Refill Blanked Facebook Profiles” – ReadWriteWeb

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010


Give Me My Data Helps Refill Blanked Facebook Profiles
by Curt Hopkins, ReadWriteWeb, May 2, 2010

“Facebook App Brings Back Data by Riva Richmond” – The New York Times

Saturday, May 1st, 2010


Facebook App Brings Back Data by Riva Richmond, New York Times, May 1, 2010

“The app is “making hackers out of regular users,” says the developer, Owen Mundy, an assistant professor in Florida State University’s art department. And it’s giving them a way to exercise ownership rights over their data. (After all, Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities says users “own all of the content and information” they have posted on Facebook.)”

Give Me My Data public alpha launch

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Today I launched the public alpha version of my Facebook application Give Me My Data for testing and feedback. This app helps you reclaim and reuse your Facebook data.

Feel free to test it and let me know what you think!

HZ Net Gallery #13

Monday, December 21st, 2009

hz logoKeyword Intervention has been included in the recent HZ Net Gallery update. Also included were: Alysse Stepanian, Rudi Punzo, Aaron Oldenburg, Aaron M. Higgens, Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum.

Facebook Death Star

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Here are two images I created with NodeBox (Python) and PHP (data via facebook API).

All friends, one common link.

All the mutual connections I could gather before the script timed-out. Need to make the gathering more efficient.

FSU Art Review System Live

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

The FSU Art Review System is live.

More images online here.