One of our most requested features has long been Facebook support. While customers have had beta access for awhile now, today we’re officially announcing support for several new Facebook Graph API feeds. As with the other feeds available through Gnip, Facebook data is available in Activity Streams format (as well as original if you so desire), and you can choose your own delivery method (polling, webhook POSTing, or streaming). Gnip integrates with Facebook on your behalf, in a fully transparent manner, in order to feed you the Facebook data you’ve been longing for.
As with most services, Facebook’s APIs are also in constant flux. Integrating with Gnip shields you from the ever shifting sands of service integration. You don’t have to worry about authentication implementation changes or delivery method shifts.
Discovery is hard. If you’re monitoring a brand or keyword for popularity (positive or negative sentiment), it’s challenging to keep track of fan pages that crop up without notice. With Gnip, you can receive real-time notification when one of your search terms is found within a fan page. Discover when a community is forming around a given topic, product, or brand before others do.
We currently support the following endpoints, and will be adding more based on customer demand.
- Keyword Search – Search over all public objects in the Facebook social graph.
- Lookup Fan Pages by Keyword – Look up IDs for Fan Pages with titles containing your search terms.
- Fan Page Feed (with or without comments) – Receive wall posts from a list of Facebook Fan Pages you define.
- Fan Page Posts (by page owner, without comments) – Receive wall posts from a list of Facebook Fan Pages you define. Only shows wall posts made by the page owner.
- Fan Page Photos (without comments) – Get photos for a list of Facebook Fan Pages.
- Fan Page Info – Get information including fan count, mission, and products for a list of Fan Pages.