Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
the social network, dvd
"<p><i>1:52am</i>. leverett is a little better. they still make you search, but you can do an empty search and get links to pages with every student’s picture. it’s slightly obnoxious that they only let you view one picture at a time, and there’s no way i’m going to go to 500 pages to download pics one at a time, so it’s definitely necessary to break out emacs and modify that perl script. this time it’s going to look at the directory and figure out what pages it needs to go to by finding links with regexes. then it’ll just go to all of the pages it found links to and jack the images from them. it’s taking a few tries to compile the script…another beck’s is in order." - mark zukerberg's online diary, 2003 explaining scraping the images for facemash -- a human female rating site.
and i was just starting to warm up to emacs, too. anyway, i guess we know now that facebook is emacs territory.