|| Extracting content from Facebook to Mediawiki
| Detailed description
- Created new Mediawiki installation (v1.18) for experimentation (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Installation)
- Created a Facebook application to work with the wiki
- Installed and configured the Facebook extension for Mediawiki - enabled authentication using Facebook
- Needs to make clearer to user what's happening, and give them control over data posted
- Currently dumps JSON string of user's Facebook profile - need to present it in a more usable way
- Proof of concept - can get data from Facebook and update wiki with minimal user action.
- Would like to develop browser bookmarklet that user could use to transfer photo/album they're currently viewing in Facebook to the wiki.
| Solution Champion
|| Patrick McCann
| Corresponding Issue(s)
|| Ensuring appropriate interface for data capture or deposit
| Tool/code link
|| A link to code on Git hub or a corresponding myExperiment if applicable
| Tool Registry Link
|| If possible provide a link to information about any third party tools used. Ideally these should point to entries in the OPF Tool Registry
- Authenticates to the wiki using Facebook
- Updates user page with information from Facebook (i.e. the user themselves depositing their own data): proof of concept dump of Facebook user data
- Wrapper required to check the URL so only edits previously created pages
- Summary: proof of concept is in place. Requires a bit of tidying
- Would like to add functionality to enable bookmarking in Facebook which then triggers transfer
- Issue owner: First step in this approach. Opens the door!
| Further development
| Having demonstrated that it is possible to transfer data from Facebook into MediaWiki, the next step in this project was to produce a usable tool with expanded functionality. This was supported by a SPRUCE award (funded by JISC) covering the period July-October 2012, involving Patrick McCann and Toni Sant, with the participation of Darren Stephens from the University of Hull. Details available at the OPF blog.