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Facebook News Feed RSS

Tired of either logging into Facebook frequently, or being entirely oblivious to friends’ activities, I was searching for a way to view the Facebook front page news feed as RSS, so I could load it into my news reader and forget about it.

‘Nemik’ has created such a thing and kindly made it available. It was a bit elderly, and didn’t work with the new Facebook, so I jazzed it up a bit.

Put it on a webserver, configure it, and access the URL to view the RSS feed. Probably a very good idea to provide password protection, as well.

Use at your own risk, and Facebook, please don’t sue me.

Download the script here

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9 Comments

  1. Posted March 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Let me guess, this is broken again with the latest revamp? :p Downloading and trying now.

    • Michael Adcock
      Posted March 29, 2009 at 10:48 am | Permalink

      It didn't work for me, so I assume it is broken. :-(

  2. Jason
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Yep, not working for me either. Bummer. Let us know if you update it again.

    • Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, it's definitely a tricky moving target to track – Personally, I'm thinking I might just hold out until Nambu provide Facebook support.

  3. Jason
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Wow, quick response. Hadn't heard of nambu before. Interesting. I really just want to be able to stick it in my google reader.

    The whole thing is only hurting facebook for me. I never log in to facebook and check it. If they would just give me the news feed, I'm sure I'd click through plenty. Stupid walled garden…

    So if I can sway you, I don't think you should wait for nambu :p

  4. Posted August 4, 2009 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    I am seriously thinking of developing and hosting this as a supported application. It would be no charge but wanted to see who would be interested in using it. I think I would (not sure that is good enough). Gotta think though the username/password part probably will be part of the URL.

    Joe Stein http://www.linkedin.com/in/charmalloc

  5. Jason
    Posted August 4, 2009 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I’d probably use it. There was an application at some point that did this, but my feed, still somewhere in google reader, hasn’t got anything for months.

    I ended up taking this and adjusting it to use the mobile version of the feed. It works, but not the best.

  6. Posted August 10, 2009 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    I built a Facebook application to-do this http://apps.facebook.com/rssnewsfeedreader/ RSS News Feed Reader. This application allows you to view your Facebook News Feed from within your favorite RSS reader.

  7. Posted October 9, 2010 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    The solution above has been outdated.

    I’m using this to solve my RSS

    http://www.justin.my/2010/09/how-to-import-rss-feed-to-facebook-page/