Fishbowl is a desktop application that lets you experience Facebook in new ways. It was developed by some people at Microsoft to show off ways that a web platform can be leveraged as part of a desktop expierience. It providing the source to give people a chance to dig in and see how everything works. This isn’t intended to be an example of best practices. It is examples of something that mostly works, and hope that it’s valuable for that.
Fishbowl is no longer being actively maintained by Microsoft, but the application and source are still available. If there is significant interest in turning the project into something community driven that may be an option in the future.