We've reported that if you disconnect your Facebook account from the manufactured pages that now connect to things like hometown and interests, it will blank your profile.
The default response was a shrug. What can you do? Now an indie app, Give Me My Data, promises to replace that missing information on your profile.
Owen Mundy, a Florida State art prof and the developer, explained the app and its use.
"Give Me My Data is a Facebook application designed to give users the ability to export their data out of Facebook for any purpose they see fit. This could include making artwork, archiving and deleting your account, or circumventing the interface Facebook provides. Data can be exported in CSV, XML, and other common formats."
The application does not export the data, then import it back into the profile section. Instead, a user can use the data to construct a new-old profile in a less restrictive part of their Facebook account.