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Um hello I guess you're here because you want to look at the code for this or run it yourself.

The code is up there ^ so I guess here's how you run it yourself.

What is this?

Oh, reading the blog post would really make that more clear.


Just run pip install -r requirements.txt

(virtualenv is for suckers right now)

You'll also need to supply some way of authenticating yourself to Facebook.

Do this by creating a SECRETS.txt file with the following lines:

uid=<Contains your Facebook user id>
cookie=<Contains your Facebook cookie>
client_id=<Contains your Facebook client id. Find it by inspecting the GET parameters sent when your browser requests `` using your browser's dev tools.>
excludes=<Contains your facebook friends ids which you want to exclude (optional)>

Download some data


This will run indefinitely and create data in log. Depending on the number of Facebook friends you have, and how active they are, you can expect around 50-100MB/day to be written to disk.

Make some graphs

  1. Run python to convert all the raw log data into CSVs
  2. Run python to start the 100% CSS-free webapp
  3. Go to http://localhost:5000 to view the ultra-minimal webapp
  4. Paste the Facebook user id that you want to graph into the box.

You did it!

zzzzz open issues Ask a question     (View All Issues)
  • over 3 years Crash Unexpectedly Again
  • over 3 years whitelist option
  • over 3 years KeyError: 'p' :: Did facebook's internal API change?
  • over 3 years Run in python 3 windows
  • over 3 years Provide a Dockerfile
  • over 3 years Not Updating Graph
  • over 3 years Insecure Platform Warning
  • over 3 years No web app is loaded http//
  • over 3 years crashes unexpected
  • over 3 years 'Namespace' object has no attribute 'cookie'
  • over 3 years Response:{u'reason': 110, u't': u'refresh', u'seq': 0}
  • over 3 years urllib throwing a InsecurePlatformWarning
  • over 3 years In, clarify that cookie in SECRETS.txt needs single-quotes
  • over 3 years Got error from request
  • over 3 years Please clarify the type of data you can visualize
  • over 3 years 405 Method Not Allowed
  • over 3 years via api
zzzzz open pull requests (View All Pulls)
  • Update to use os.makedirs
  • use os.makedirs
  • Fix 405 method not allowed
  • Names
  • add excludes option to fetcher
  • Reduce log size
  • Clarifying secrets file
  • Patch #2: Fix crashing error in
  • Added elasticsearch compatibility for a better visualization
zzzzz questions on Stackoverflow (View All Questions)
  • Using SimpleDateFormat's "ZZZZZ" (+03:00) for timezone before Android 4.3
  • How to generate a character list A - ZZZZZ
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