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Interests and Pics [May. 24th, 2004|03:07 pm]
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I'm working on some visualizations for LJ social networks (see my journal for an early version), and wondering if there's any way to get user icons and interests without screen scraping. I've looked through the Client/Server docs and don't see anything.

I notice that the Semagic gets the user icon based on mood so I know it's possible one way or another.
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[User Picture]From: marksmith
2004-05-24 11:26 am (UTC)
User icons are returned in the protocol mode when you specify getpickws. Well, it gives you the URLs to get them yourself.

Interests are available. Read http://www.livejournal.com/bots/.
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[User Picture]From: breyten
2004-05-24 07:42 pm (UTC)
You can get a default userpic for other users than the user you login with by downloading and parsing the RSS feed of that user. Look for the <image> element.
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