I can't generate the ego net from facebook

Oct 17, 2016 at 10:41 AM
Edited Oct 17, 2016 at 10:59 AM

I need to obtain the ego network from my facebook profile. When I work with the "Facebook Timeline Network" option from Import menu, and click the button "download", the result that I obtain has only one node (with my own facebook data), and neither reference to my friends.

Please help me with this problem.

Best regards,
Oct 17, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL!

Facebook has made changes in its API that reduce the results returned by the Personal Network importer.

Facebook now returns only those posts that name you explicitly.

No other results are returned.

This means, effectively, that the Facebook personal 1.5 degree ego network is no longer available from the public API.

There are some sites that will do this for you, but they do so by scraping the data which violates the Facebook Terms of Service.

The NodeXL project complies with all terms of service for all systems we connect to. We cannot, as a result, provide this data at this time.

NodeXL Pro does provide access network data drawn from Facebook Fan Pages and Groups.


Marked as answer by MarcSmith on 10/17/2016 at 8:16 AM