I have a feeling this isn't possible
January 28, 2010 7:24 AM   Subscribe

Is it possible to get an RSS feed of a Facebook group to display on a page outside of Facebook?

I'm part of a Facebook group comprised of people I know who all like to share Youtube videos with one another. I've been thinking about fooling around with an off-facebook type page for voting on favorite videos of the week.

Is there any way to get the Facebook group to send its RSS feed (if it even has one) to a page outside of Facebook?

My knowledge of PHP is limited.

Most recently the question was asked here:
http://ask.metafilter.com/82139/How-can-I-get-a-news-feed-out-of-my-facebook-group-and-into-an-external-website

but it wasn't really answered.

Just assume that changing the group into a page, or abandoning Facebook altogether aren't really options.
posted by codacorolla to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I thought Google Reader just announced new functionality that allows feedless pages to become feeds?
posted by fixedgear at 7:29 AM on January 28, 2010


Huh, apparently it happened within the past couple of days. I just used reader to create a feed using the url: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=#####

Doesn't this mean that the person has to be logged into Facebook for this to work?

I guess I'll see how it goes.
posted by codacorolla at 7:35 AM on January 28, 2010


Hmmm, the Google Reader attempt was a no-go.
posted by codacorolla at 10:33 AM on January 28, 2010


Try using Yahoo pipes. It takes some work, but you might get what you're looking for. It allows you to store logins (locked down with your Yahoo userid/password), and manipulate things into feeds.
posted by Citrus at 10:42 AM on January 28, 2010


Not sure if SimplePie will do this "out of the box" but there's an excellent mailing list and if it can be done, someone (usually one of the developers, Ryan McCue) will answer.
posted by ceri richard at 4:52 PM on January 28, 2010


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