As I already mentioned earlier, Facebook has recently removed the friends status RSS feed from its pages causing myFacebook gadget users a problem as they couldn’t easily configure myFacebook sidebar gadget to display friend statuses.
To resolve this issue I changed the way myFacebook gadget retrieved those statuses by removing the RSS feed and instead using the brand new Facebook Stream API, so in the new version, you no longer have to provide an RSS feed url. The only catch is that the specific API calls need the extended permission
read_stream. Thus in order to use the new version of myFacebook gadget you’ll have to click the link on the gadget settings page and authorize it to retrieve your friend statuses through that API call.
To make it easier for you, I’ve recorded a small screen cast of how to download, install and configure myFacebook sidebar gadget.
Update: the streaming service is closed.