For Coders, Engineers, Developers, Software Guys, and Techies:
I am not a technical person, so it is very difficult for me to define exactly what skills I'm looking for. I don't know anyone in real life who is a developer, so if you have any pointers to this problem, I appreciate any and all commentary or suggestions. I will do my best to define what I need, and if you are interested in helping me, please let me know what you need, and I'll see what I can do.
I am looking to develop a software solution which purges all content on any user's social media profile off the internet. The client will somehow allow this software to access his social media accounts and then all posts, comments, likes, and other behavioral existence will be erased from that profile.
For example, let's use facebook: I would like this software solution to access a client's account and delete all of the user's behavioral history from the existence of facebook. I'm talking all status updates, all wall posts to other people, all likes, all comments, all photos, everything completely deleted and erased. I know this is possible because you can manually unlike and delete anything you want on facebook. The problem is, because many peoples' accounts date back to over 10 years, it is nearly impossible for anyone to do all of that work manually, so I am looking for a software solution to be doing this automatically.
This app would be for everyone in the world who has a social media account and is concerned with privacy at the highest level. As a law student and law clerk, I have been seeing a shocking amount of cases where attorneys submit the opposition's social media profile as evidence to support their claims; and as far as the courts are concerned, it is all reality. As far as the courts are concerned, the way you present yourself on the internet is who you are in real life. Therefore, guarding individual privacy is becoming a greater and greater necessity. I am not sure how large I want this to scale or how many people will want to use it at the same time. I am not able to predict yet how much people will respond to such necessity. I don't know what a "technology stack" is and have no idea what a developer means by "architecture". As a result, I am looking for a developer that has the patience to explain to me how my theoretical desires could translate into actual code.
Since this would be an ever-evolving product that intends to integrate all social media platforms, there would be no goals or deadlines so much as a drive to pursue the most optimal solution through relentless experimentation. I am not aware of the technical issues which can come up, I have no idea what level of research and debugging is required, and I honestly have no concept of the headaches engineers suffer in creating these solutions. My biggest challenge is communicating with the programmer in a way that eliminates our jargonic language barriers. I also don't know what constitutes appropriate compensation for a job like this, that's why I am primarily basing this on what you need. I would appreciate feedback on how difficult or time consuming this project may be, and I am more than willing to work with the right developer on what the cost should be to make it.
Thank you everyone who read it. I would appreciate any and all feedback or help on this.