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Facebook Cookbook by Jay Goldman

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Staying Up-to-Date

Problem

How can I stay up-to-date with changes in the world of Facebook?

Solution

Facebook publishes four RSS feeds, and you should definitely subscribe to them. If you already subscribe to a lot of feeds, you might want to use an RSS-to-email service to make sure that these feeds don’t get lost in the shuffle (or use a separate RSS reader just for them):

Facebook Developer Blog

Updates from Facebook’s team about upcoming changes to Platform.

Website: http://developers.facebook.com/news.php

RSS: http://developers.facebook.com/news.php?blog=1&format=xml

Facebook Platform Status Feed

Updates on pushes, problems, etc.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/developers/message.php

RSS: http://www.facebook.com/feeds/api_messages.php

Facebook Blog

The general blog maintained by Facebook.

Website: http://blog.facebook.com/

RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/FacebookBlog

Facebook Pages Blog

The News Feed from the Facebook Pages Page, maintained by Facebook. This isn’t directly related to Platform, but it is still a useful source of information if your app is installed on Pages.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=10381469571

RSS: You’ll have to visit the page to subscribe because it generates a unique RSS URL for each visitor.

There are at least two pages on the Facebook Developers Wiki that you’ll want to watch closely. Unfortunately, there’s no way to subscribe to them by RSS, but you can add them to your Watchlist within the Wiki:

Push Changes

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