[NOTE: A search for “How Can I View All My Own Posts?” on Google yields mostly results such as “How to keep my friends from viewing my posts”, which is obviously not the same, and therefore yields answers one might classify as less-than-helpful. Therefore, I am bloggin today about this issue.
Beacuase most of the “How do I ask Facebook a question that isn’t already included in the FAQ” type links cannot be found in the newest Facebook incarnation (c. December 2010), I used this link:
to submit my issue to Facebook. Here is the content of my submission:
How can I View All My Own Posts As One Feed? There used to be a link but it doesn’t work anymore. Without this option, to manually find all things that I have posted (statuses, notes, discussions, etc …) would take weeks or even months – I know because I tried it in 2008, and as a person with a full-time job, it took me over 2 months to “gather” and print all my posts. THIS NEEDS TO BE A FUNCTION IN FACEBOOK, otherwise the task would become too unweildy.
I am guessing that Facebook programmers either moved the location of this function, or overlooked it’s inclusion in the new version. The third option would be that Facebook DELIBERATELY didn’t include that ability, but that simply makes no sense. Therefore, if the function exists, but has moved, please advise me on it’s new location and how one can implement it, or if it has been left out, please put it back in … As a programmer, I’m sure all that would be required is to run a SQL query that gathers all items tagged with “created by this user”, or something similar, which is automatically generated whenever the user posts anything on their profile. Then buffer it in php script and output it as one feed – voila – done! End of problem.
This feature could be made more useful even by the addition of these features which have never been available in Facebook to my knowledge, in conjunction with the “View All My Posts” function I am describing:
1) Print All button – Format all entries returned for printing and then print.
2) My Posts on MY PROFILE vs. My Posts on OTHERS’ PROFILES – Another tag can be used with a slightly modified SQL query to Allow choosing between posts by you on your profile, and posts by you on other people’s profiles.
3) Print Photos & Comments – Use a checkbox system to let users pick what photos they want to print and the picture will be formatted for printing, along with all the comment thread underneathe the photo
These last 3 are just additional modifications that could be added for greater user friendliness and satisfaction.
Thank you for your time!