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Could Shelfari be added as a social networking selection?
posted by four panels to Feature Requests at 11:43 AM (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Add it to the wiki.
posted by vacapinta at 12:00 PM on September 25, 2007


I prefer Goodreads, anyhow.
posted by Chrysostom at 12:34 PM on September 25, 2007


I suggested adding GoodReads, but it was something about their non-intuitive user pages that nixed that idea. You'd have to, like, enter a 12 digit number.
posted by mattbucher at 1:54 PM on September 25, 2007


How about adding Facebook? Or did we cover that already?
posted by astruc at 2:13 PM on September 25, 2007


Facebook has crappy non-guessable URLs, so there's no easy way to implement them.

I think we'll add a bunch of them in a few weeks when we do an update to it, and we'll go off that list on the wiki.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:41 PM on September 25, 2007


Sadness, thank you anyway.
posted by astruc at 2:42 PM on September 25, 2007


Facebook has crappy non-guessable URLs

Unless you just get people to give you their ID number:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515420573
posted by chrismear at 2:53 PM on September 25, 2007


/reads the rest of this massive thread, notices that GoodReads wasn't included because of its reliance on ID numbers, shuts up.
posted by chrismear at 2:55 PM on September 25, 2007


I just added a link to my profile, so it's there anyway.
posted by astruc at 3:04 PM on September 25, 2007


Facebook has crappy non-guessable URLs, so there's no easy way to implement them.

Dude, you should totally put together a meta filter Facebook App. One thing it could do would be to identify mefi users who have you listed as friends here.

But mostly it would be a way for people to say "I ♥ Mefi" on face book. Not very important, but probably fun.

That would also be the way to provide Facebook integration.

Or you could just let people add their profile URLs.
posted by delmoi at 3:07 PM on September 25, 2007


Yeah, we talked about building a facebook app months ago, but the API is such that any activity you want to track on facebook has to be sent to facebook. So every single comment or post anyone makes would have to be sent to facebook and it just seemed like overkill for a tiny somewhat useful tracking kid of thing on facebook.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:13 PM on September 25, 2007


Social networking's creepy.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:33 PM on September 25, 2007


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