I've written a program (a hack, really), that will take a particular LJ username and return a list of that username's friend's interests, sorted by the most common interests. For example, 'publius_ovidius' returns something like:
dancing 21 movies 19 reading 18 sex 17 portland 16 music 14 travel 14 etc.
However, there are a couple of problems with the program. First, it's highly dependant on the structure of the LJ HTML, thus making it fragile. Are there RSS feeds or something similar of the full user info page?
There are a few other "issues" with this script, but I don't want to keep working on it until I know how to play nicely with LJ.( Collapse )