Hi guys, my question is related to the one in this thread. The application that I'm trying to design needs to, somehow, build a range of statistics on my users, if they approve. So first of all, I'm getting their permission AND they're connecting their Facebook account to my application.
Basically, when you run the Facebook profile analysis on your own profile, it tells you how many friends you have, their friends, common friends, and a wealth of other information about you and those friends.
I need that for my users so that I can group them according to that data.
Can I use the API to do this?
The SocialMediaData function is really designed for personal analytics on your own Facebook page. As you've probably seen, you have to authorize the Mathematica connection app with a code you copy from Facebook to Mathematica.
It depends on how smoothly you need collecting the data to be. If you want it to be very smooth, then you probably want to make a Facebook app for that purpose. For information on that or the API, you'll want to contact Facebook though since that's not using Mathematica's SocialMediaData function.