Archive for August, 2006

Python MyWeb to del.icio.us Exporter

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Last week I put together a Python script that takes MyWeb bookmarks and imports them into del.icio.us. The source is linked to below.

Big parts about Web2.0 are openness, web services (which support #1), a social network and, and, and!

Openness…! I was using del.icio.us and when MyWeb launched I tried that out for a while. A couple of days back I decided to export the MyWeb links to sync the two accounts.

The problem: The MyWeb web interface only gives you a list of bookmarks similar what Netscape 4.71 did.

The good news: MyWeb has an API that let’s you get to the links, tags, description…! One limitation is that the API does not support authentication and therefore only returns public bookmarks. Del.icio.us on the other hand supports authentication which enables application to add links on behalf of a user. That is all that’s needed to solve the problem above.

Why Python?: I didn’t program in that language before and inspired by Simon’s Python Developer Center I had to give it a shot.

Check out the Source Code – Python MyWeb to del.icio.us Exporter!

Flickr and Upcoming.org ‘rev’ their consumer product

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Upcoming.org now integrates with Flickr and Yahoo! Local; Flickr added geotagging functionality to the organizr – That rocks!

More on Upcoming.org: “Yeah, we’ve been busy. What’s new? Undiscovered events, Flickr photos for events, buddy icons, new event pages, and more than we can remember.”

More on Flickr: “Flickr’s great for exploring photos by photographer, tag, time, text and group, and now it’s also great for exploring photos by place.” – APIs are in the make