I have the bloody habit to look for cheap deals on some websites and today I’ve got the featured offer to buy more than 1 million Facebook entries containing Full Name, e-mail and Facebook profile URL. I make a quick check over the data and surprise, surprise: most of them are real and I even know some of those users.
The description of the offer says:
The information in this list has been collected through our Facebook apps and consists only of active Facebook users, mostly from the US, Canada, UK and Europe. There are users from other countries as well but they are almost exclusively English speaking as well, as all the apps we provide are written in English and to use them properly one needs to read the instructions. The list is checked and validated once a month so you won’t get a list full of invalid or duplicate email addresses. Whether you are offering a Facebook, Twitter, social media related or otherwise a general product or service, this list has a great potential for you. Finally, the list is in a zipped excel format split into 12 sheets, each sheet containing roughly 100,000 email addresses with name, last name and facebook profile information separated with comma.
If you want to use somewhere the number of people who likes your fan page, here’s the way to do that:
Create a new basic application from here. Just enter some data and you will receive AppID and Secret keys.
Download the PHP library to work with Facebook API.
git clone https://github.com/facebook/php-sdk.git
$facebook = new Facebook(array(
'appId' => '000000000', // put appID here - see Create section
'secret' => '0000c000c000c000c', //put your secret key here - see Create section
$zt = $facebook->api('/ZeroTurnaround'); // my Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/ZeroTurnaround