Facebook RSS feeds

My facebook RSS feeds suddenly stopped working, so I had to go in and resubscribe to them (facebook uses unique URLs for each viewer) – it seems to be working again now.

I’ve added in some caching to my miniblog & status boxes up on the site here on the off chance that they were getting pissed off with it getting constantly hit. I know their T&Cs bar scraping:

… you agree not to use the Service or the Site to… use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Service or the Site

But… RSS is all about the automated collection of information from a website by script. What’s the difference between my own hand rolled Perl picking up the XML and Google reader for example? Bah.