As of April 30, 2015, Facebook will be turning off access that allows companies like ours to extract public posts to their network (Details here). With 1.39 billion monthly users, Facebook has become the world’s largest record of human thought, but, in reality, Facebook’s Privacy and Sharing model means that less than 5% of all posts published to Facebook are publicly available and accessible for analysis.
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/apps/upgrading > Graph API > Removed endpoints >Public post search is no longer available. (/search?type=post&q=foobar)
Now, the only way to access data from Facebook will be to go through DataSift’s new Pylon program, which will offer anonymized and aggregated Facebook data analysis. As this program is available through DataSift, a current data supplier to our platform, we are evaluating the value and costs associated with offering this to our customer base.
In the meanwhile, the option to create a Facebook search project will be removed from the dropdown menu on NexaMaster. In response, we will be adding access to comments and wall posts from Facebook Pages to our platform – stay tuned for more information. Nexalogy is committed to ensuring that our customers have reliable and uninterrupted access to social media data sources. Join as we move ahead into the next chapter of this fast paced industry!