Just a quick observation about how to grab the lists of circles an individual is in on Google+, and who’s in their circles… From looking at the HTTP calls that are made when you click on the ‘View All’ links for who’s in a person’s circles, and whose circles they are in, on their Google Profile page, we see URLs of the form:
– in X’s circles:
– in whose circles?
You can find the GOOGLEPLUSUSERID by looking in the URL of a person’s Google+ profile page. I’m not sure if the &rt=j is required/what it does exactly?
Results are provided via
JSON some crappy hacky weird format, with individual records of the form:
,["Liam Green-Hughes",,,,"4af0a6e759a1b","EIRbEkFnHHwjFFNFCJwnCHxA", "BoZjAo3532KEBnJjHkFxCmRz",,"//lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z4ZRcOrNx7I/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAAAA/cQBO1TSuucI/photo.jpg",,1,
"Milton Keynes",,,"Developer and blogger",0,,
A scratch API, of a sort, is available form http://html5example.net/entry/tutorial/simple-python-google-plus-api
Note that these connections don’t seem to be available via the Google Social Graph API? (Try popping in the URL to your Google+ profile page and see who it thinks you’re linked to…)