My daily readings 11/25/2009
Facebook | Developer Help Contact
fetch email from response url send by yahoo openid – YDN Forums
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the wait list. We periodically add sites to the test whitelist.
Facebook Connect Now Live On Digg
Hey, this digg connect seems odd! When i connect it says there is already a digg account with same email id.
That means facebook sharing email id of the user! FB entered into some special agreement with digg. Did fb made money out of our emails?
Not at all. Facebook Connect allows application developers to match existing accounts by email hashes *only*. The actual email address is never shared, but a one way hash can be matched so that an FBC application can recognize the user only if they already have previous knowledge of that user’s email address.
The hashes are described in the API’s Connect.registerUsers() method, which you can view here: http://wiki.dev…t.registerUsers
Facebook Connect for iPhone – Facebook Developer Wiki
CMS Market • View topic – Facebook Connect E-Mails
Obviously, the easier way would be to have the user give you their email address directly. However, I believe there is a way to send system emails to users via Facebook Connect without actually having their email on file, but the user needs to accept Extended Permissions during authentication. According to the FB Connect documentation, there are two methods:
Option 1: notifications.sendEmail as outlined here: http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Notifications.sendEmail
Option 2: proxied_email FQL field as outlined here: http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/User_(FQL)
Option 1 has a limitation of 100 emails per method call, which basically means you would need to batch your system email into groups of 100 somehow. Not sure if these options could somehow be integrated or if I’m mis-interpreting their usage somehow.
Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology | Video on TED.com
Chris Anderson: Pravav is one of the best inventors in the world. MIT will opensource the system. Cool guy!
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