SIMPLE JOB =)
I need a spider/screen-scraper for Facebook. Have supplied java version (needs tweaking) as a template.
Looking at pages like:
[url removed, login to view];gr=2&k=100000004
[url removed, login to view];id=7629233915
(pages will be entered one at a time at the command line)
For each user record, I need to retrieve and store:
(a) the UID of the user
(b) the UIDs of EACH OF THEIR FRIENDS
This will involve following the "1 | 2 | 3 | Next" links on both the initial search results page, and the "View Friends" pages.
NB: This is for research purposes, and no personal data must be stored - only UIDs.
I will be using this data to perform some basic statistical analysis, and to draw network graphs.
Experience with this sort of project a must. Experience w/ Facebook preferred.
Application can run from the command line.
TURNAROUND TIME: TIGHT -- need this by Friday/Saturday. Simple job, but prepared to pay.