[Air-L] Ideas? extracting posts and responses from a private Facebook group

Violeta Carrion vdcarrion at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 12:21:30 PST 2015

If it is private you have no options other than manually.. unless you can
write some script in Mozilla which would do the repetitive steps for you.
No API will give you anything whose permissions are not public. In fact,
even when getting the data from GNIP is not possible.

You would need to be quite creative by using a script that access that data
from a browser that you have opened.

On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 1:07 PM, Tracey P. Lauriault <tlauriau at gmail.com>

> Greetings all!
> I have a colleague with the following query?  Any ideas?
> I need to find the easiest possible way of extracting posts and
> responses from a private Facebook group. I am a member of this group
> and  I have permission from the administrators to access the posts for
> the purposes of my research. I’ll likely be using NVivo to help
> qualitatively analyze the posts. But, since I want to extract about a
> year’s worth of posts and responses, and it’s a fairly busy group, to
> do this manually is unmanageable.
> I’m wondering if there’s software out there to help me do this or if
> there’s a third-party I might be able to hire to help me with this
> work. The problem seems to stem from the fact it’s a private vs. a
> public Facebook group.
> ​Cheerio
> Tracey​
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