How to find and use your Facebook Status feed

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Update:
This method no longer works. It was certainly fun while it lasted.
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So I think that I’ve answered this question enough times now to warrant a little how-to on the topic.   Feeds are pretty useful things.  You can plop them anywhere and update the world without too much thought.

Why would you want to use your Facebook Status feed?

linkedin-facebook-twitterIf you’re like most people these days, you are totally into Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN and any other social network under the ether.  If you’re like me, you feel like you can only keep track of one or two at a time.  Why not make it so that when you update your status on Facebook, it automatically Tweets?  Why not let everyone who’s “IN” know what’s on your mind?  Getting all of these media integrated is the key to making them work for you.  Or the key to making you not look so lazy.  Either way, integration is a great idea.

How to find your feed

I haven’t quite figured out an automatic way to do this, but there is a quick manual trick that works perfectly well.

1) Go to: http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php when you are logged into Facebook.

2) In the right sidebar, there is a button called “Your Notifications.” It has a little RSS icon next to it.  Well.  Click it.

3) Up will come your “notifications” feed.  Here is where the manual part comes in.  Change the word **notifications** to the word **status**

4) Follow the new link that you created.  It should look something like this:

http://www.facebook.com/feeds/status.php?id=yournumber&viewer=yournumber&key=b19ce192ce&format=rss20

And that’s it!

You can now use your Status Update feed anywhere.

There are pleanty of services out there like Twitterfeed or Ping that will walk you through using your feed on a variety of services.

Good luck and happy feeding!

-Alx

2 thoughts on “How to find and use your Facebook Status feed

    • Hi Ash,

      I just tested this again, and it seems to work just fine. The only think that you have to change in the notifications feed URL is the word ‘notifications.’ If you leave everything else alone including your Facebook ID number and just change that word to ‘status’ your new feed should pop right up.

      -Alx

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