Finding a Facebook page’s RSS feed

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Sometimes my blog can be boring. This is one of those technical posts that likely won’t be relevant to anyone but me:

With Facebook’s EdgeRank implementation determining what you see on your news feed you may have noticed that some posts by your favourite pages aren’t showing up. Or, perhaps you want to aggregate your Facebook posts out to other social channels… in either of these cases, you can use RSS to feed that content into your favourite reader or aggregator. Here’s how:

1. First, you will need to find the Facebook page’s identification number. To do this, grab the url to the page (in my case this is facebook.com/waywardceltphotography).

2. With the Facbook page URL, go to findmyfacebookid.com and past the url into the given field and click “Find my Numeric ID”. This will generate a results page with an ID of form similar to: 419841248074808

3. Once you have the numeric ID, the rest is easy. Simply replace the <numeric_id> section in the URL below and use that url to add a subscription into your favourite RSS reader:
http://www.facebook.com/feeds/page.php?format=atom10&id=<numeric_ID> 

By example, my page’s RSS feed url would look like:                                                                     http://www.facebook.com/feeds/page.php?format=atom10&id=419841248074808

With that URL, you can now keep tabs on all the posts published to the given Facebook page, or use that URL in an aggregator to push the content to other social channels.

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