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Scraping Orkut

By - February 19, 2004

I’m late on this, but apparently someone has scraped data off orkut and developed an app that shows how close other orkut users are to a particular zip code or city. Corante has the goods here. This is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it’s against orkut’s Terms of Service – it explicitly says you are not allowed to scrape data. Second, it’s cool, and an example of what can be done when the web is viewed as an application. It points to something worth paying attention to.

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