It seems obvious to me that the weekly pinned post that appears at the top of the page for 7 should be the current issue (But I could be wrong of course...please tell me if I am...)

My goal is to make the back issues of a publication available for sale (on an eCommerce website) when people look at the reverse chronological history of the timeline.

I want the back issues listed in the timeline to be easily distinguishable from the rest of the older content in the timeline.

Should I use Milestones or Starred Posts to accomplish this?


Starred Posts?

I've noticed that on timeline sites for major publications like NYT and WSJ that it is rather difficult to find a date in the timeline when they have released a publication.

  • NYT and WSJ publish daily. It makes no sense for them to notify of each issue. – dnbrv Apr 12 '12 at 15:40
  • @dnbrv Can you suggest a publication that does notify on a per issue basis? – leeand00 Apr 12 '12 at 16:01
  • Look at some magazines. – dnbrv Apr 12 '12 at 17:01
  • @dnbrv I'm just looking for a good example that's all. – leeand00 Apr 12 '12 at 17:48

A milestone would just give it an icon at the top, a featured post will make it full width but in the end I would recommend neither.

There wouldn't be a way to filter efficiently when going back.

Your best bet would be to roll it into a custom open graph application post from there and also have it as a separate tab (e.g. Publications) showing only those posts.

  • Sounds like a great idea, since the idea is to filter out and only display posts that are actual releases of publications. Do we just have to make a list of which posts they are in relation to an Open Graph application? Because I am not aware of any way of "tagging" posts so that they can be marked as "a publication release". – leeand00 Apr 16 '12 at 13:01
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    Although it doesn't explicitly say in the documentation you should be able to use GET /<page-id>/{namespace}:{action-type-name} the same way as GET https://graph.facebook.com/me/video.watches – phwd Apr 16 '12 at 15:27
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    On your page, your page should be the only one doing actions from that app. The fans of the page should see it on your page as a tab. You could have that as your landing page if you like by changing it in the settings – phwd Apr 16 '12 at 18:12
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    @leeand00 I have not seen anyone implement it. In theory it should work, you will have to implement your own logic for the timeline menu sidebar to scroll through posts. See your /activitylog to see what I am talking about. – phwd Apr 16 '12 at 18:29
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    @leeand00 Sorry I took long to reply. You need authentication as a page, currently it seems you only have a user access token so it will redirect you to where you are authenticated. This is a bit far out of the scope of Web Applications and it involves a bit of programming logic and knowledge of Facebook open graph to get to a full out timeline mimic as a tab. For example you can use a fb:activity plugin as a shortcut. If you want to go further discussion, you can find me or other Facebook developers in #facebook irc.freenode – phwd Apr 17 '12 at 22:04

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