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Facebook Feeds

smurfier » March 8th, 2010, 1:25 am

I don't know if this is the right place for this but here goes.

There have been a couple posts asking how to get Facebook RSS feeds. Go to the following links and click on "RSS" under the Subscription area on the right hand side.

Notifications
Friends posted links
Notes
Use this tool for Events
Use this tool for individual Groups

Fan Pages:
http://www.facebook.com/feeds/page.php?format=atom10&id=XXXXXXXXXXX
Or, go to that page and click the RSS icon in the Firefox toolbar. This method is preferable since facebook decided to name things instead of always using id numbers in urls.

Friend Status Feed:
Get the notes rss feed and change "friends_notes" to "friends_status".

You can change Facebook rss feeds to atom feeds by changing =rss20 to =atom10.

If i find more I will update this post.
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Re: Facebook Feeds

mrcheese24 » May 12th, 2010, 5:39 am

What are like the parameters for the login information?
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Re: Facebook Feeds

smurfier » May 12th, 2010, 6:41 pm

You login to facebook, follow the instructions to retrieve your rss or atom feed, then anyone can use it. There are no login parameters.
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Re: Facebook Feeds

wasky1 » May 12th, 2010, 7:47 pm

i dont think its possible but does anyone know how to retrieve information from the page source of facebook for example:-

<span class=\"buddy_count_num\"> (<strong>7<\/strong>)<\/span>

the "7" is friends available to chat
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Re: Facebook Feeds

smurfier » May 12th, 2010, 8:32 pm

The problem is that you have to be logged in. You can't do that with webparser.
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Re: Facebook Feeds

Witt&Heid » July 10th, 2011, 3:32 pm

works fine for the friends_posts feed but changing it to friends-status didn't work. any advice?
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Re: Facebook Feeds

smurfier » July 10th, 2011, 4:31 pm

Witt&Heid wrote:works fine for the friends_posts feed but changing it to friends-status didn't work. any advice?
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Works fine for me. Did you use a dash instead of an underscore? If so, that is your problem.
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Re: Facebook Feeds

Witt&Heid » July 10th, 2011, 4:39 pm

cheers for getting back to me so quickly. No; that wasn't it (i just managed to misstype the underscore here in the forum)! Have managed to fix it though. Like a fool, I'd taken the feed for friends_posts (instead of friends_notes) and changed it to friends_status. All good now.
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