A few months ago I posted something on a very active wall of a public Facebook event. It's the only thing I posted there. I might be able to remember some keywords if necessary, but I can't find a way to direct a search to match all postings on an event's wall.

The solution doesn't have to be any one-button wonder. For example, I'm willing to even look into some weird Greasemonkey scripting solutions (to get full the contents of the wall downloaded as a web page, or something like that), if such exist.

How can I find my wall post?

  • If you can reach past https://graph.facebook.com/[EVENTID]/feed?access_token=[ID] and then add the q=[query] then hopefully it can work. It sounds like this would need read_stream permissions (just a guess), so a minimal app is needed.
    – phwd
    Commented Jan 16, 2011 at 19:27
  • Just a note - accepting an answer doesn't automatically award the bounty (as you have noticed). You need to explicitly award the bounty to an answer, otherwise it will be either automatically awarded to the highest voted eligible answer or lost completely if there are no eligible answers.
    – ChrisF
    Commented Jan 17, 2011 at 12:17
  • Another note - after starting a bounty, you must wait 1 day before awarding it (this is independent from accepting an answer). Commented Jan 18, 2011 at 5:56

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You might be able to retrieve it by using the API tools. You first need to get your facebook username.

  • You can set your user name or view it if you have already set it by going to http://www.facebook.com/username/

    Note: That this is not the user name you use to log in to Facebook.

You can now use the Graph API you can then retrieve your User Id.

I haven't quite worked out a better way of getting all the posts but you can easily copy the details out in to Notepad etc. You can then search through these results for a search term that you used in your comment.

If I can find a better way to get your post on it's own I will post another answer.

Hope this helps

  • Yes! Thank you, this worked perfectly. I bracketed the search with start_time and end_time to a few months back, and upped the limit high enough (100000), then from the huge result page I searched for the string "actor_id": [MY_ID] and found one match - the post by me I was looking for! Commented Jan 17, 2011 at 9:49
  • @Ilari - Glad that you found your post. It is a bit tricky to find individual posts as you are not allowed to search the message text. Don't forget to award the bounty as they are no longer tied to the accepted answer. Commented Jan 17, 2011 at 9:53
  • @Barry Yes, and it was a bit surprising there didn't seem to be a way to filter the message by the actor_id either. I wonder if that limit could have been constructed as some sort of FQL query. Commented Jan 17, 2011 at 10:10
  • @Barry And aye, the bounty, she be yours in 5 hours time! Alas, before that them scurvy data systems, they be keepin' her captive and there ain't a way for me to release her... Commented Jan 17, 2011 at 10:11
  • @Ilari - I would have thought that there should be but whether you can or not is a different matter. Some things are extremely easy to find using the API other things seem to be hidden away. You have successfully brightened up my morning with your bounty comment. Thanks! :) Commented Jan 17, 2011 at 10:48

It is a real pain to search the newsfeed for the post of your interest in Newsfeed, thus I have rolled out Facebook Newsfeed Search Engine to retrieve the posts containing the Search Query while sorting them by Likes, Comments, Shares or Creation time.

Link to Web Application: http://searchfacebooknewsfeed.apoorv.pro
Link to Facebook Canvas Application: http://apps.facebook.com/search-newsfeed

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