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Grabbing friends list?

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by milestone, Feb 24, 2010.

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    milestone Regular Member

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    Does anyone know if its possible to gather a list of all my friends on FB? i need to get them in some type of text document or csv file, I cant find a way to view all friends on the same page though, so its very difficult to scrape.
     
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    If you mean friends on an account, Facebook Blaster Pro grabs Id's. Just go to the account, right click on See All, copy the link and paste it in the address bar, then enter, now they show up on the page not in the ajax popup. Run FBP.
     
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    This is good for grabbing the ID's, but i need to grab the names, not just the ID's, for tagging purposes. Thanks for the help though, is there a way to convert ID's to names?
     
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    Cant you just left click and drag over all the names and save them, then drop them in a text file or spreadsheet?

    If I had to get names that is what I would do.
     
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    Its not that easy lol. There is alot of other junk on the page that gets picked up when selecting.
     
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    wtf, how did you do that lol, when i go to the URL, and try to highlight, it grabs all he stuff around it too, i cant get the friend list to view without the ther things around that page..
     
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    I cheated. First, start from bottom right and go up, seems to only highlight the middle, your friends.

    Now, save it and drop it into a spreadsheet. Sort the column, there will be towns and a few other things mixed in, but it is alphabetical, so it is easy to get them out.

    I would wait and do them all first, then remove the extra artifacts.

    I am use to doing stuff like this in a spreadsheet, so to me it is not a big deal I guess.
     
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    Oh thanks, i just made an imacros script that takes ID's and gathers the names. If anyone wants it let me know, although you way seems a tonne easier tbh.
     
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    Is there any way to export friends data from my friends list including their other profile information?
     
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    Not that i know of, i managed to grab all the names of my friends with a script, but im not sure if there is a way to grab more, although , thinking about it, it should be too difficult to do it with an imacros script..
     
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    If you are talking about this page

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    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2204353862
    Then right click the select all link on the left, copy the link location and paste it in the URL of Facebook Blaster Pro, I never used friend bomber so i dont know how it works, but im guessing it works the same. On the gather ID tab, choose gather all ID's. It should go through the first page, grab the IDs, the automatically move onto the next page, just leave it to go through all the pages and grab all the members.
     
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    There is no limitation on the search, if you search again, you will see there is 519 people who come up for the search. Most people would rather not put information like this on facebook.
     
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    as you can see.. it says of OVER 500.. you can keep going even when you see 500.. e.g

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    551-560 of over 500 results