Facebook timeline: I obtain only my name (a single vertex)

Jul 8, 2015 at 2:39 AM
Hi,
I have just downloaded and installed the last version of NodeXL and whan I tried to download my facebook network through the timeline option for exercise purpose, but I obtained a single vertex: me.
I have done the same operation successfully in the past and I din't understand my mistake.
Thanks,
Daniela
Coordinator
Jul 8, 2015 at 2:58 AM
Hello!

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL!

You have not made a mistake. Facebook has changed the API - what you got is now what you get.

Unless an event mentions your account BY NAME, the event is not visible in the personal timeline API from Facebook.

I share your sense that this is not a good thing. Sadly, we hold limited influence at Facebook.

We are working on refinements for our Facebook importers to make the best of what's left of the API.

This is part of a larger trend that has led to the limitation of data from social media platforms.

A question we like to ask: are these social media platforms "data banks" or "data casinos" - do you make deposits and withdrawals on demand, or do you never know what you can come away with?

Regards,

Marc