[Air-L] Targeting a specific date on a public Facebook account?

Deen Freelon dfreelon at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 18:47:41 PST 2018

Hi Virginia,

You can do that with Rfacebook, if you know R (use the getPage 
function): https://github.com/pablobarbera/Rfacebook

I made a similar thing for Python, but it only lets you start from the 
beginning and pick your end date, rather than starting in the middle and 
proceeding backward: https://github.com/dfreelon/fb_scrape_public

Best, /DEEN

On 1/16/2018 6:02 PM, Virginia Balfour wrote:
> Hello
> I'd appreciate if anyone knows how to "go to" a specific date on a public Facebook page (i.e. not my own, one belonging to a company).  I am researching comments and posts made of the last few years and want to be able to pick where I finished off on the previous day without always having to scroll back from today to the point where I left off.  So say I wanted to start my research on Sept 1st 2014 and then be able to work forwards or backwards from there - is there a way to do that?  I am in touch with the site's administrators, and although I don't know that they would let me have any kind of admin access - is this what I need?  Or is there a way that I can do it independently?
> thanks
> Ginny
> Virginia Balfour
> Masters of Philosophy candidate
> QUT, Brisbane, Australia
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Deen Freelon, Ph.D.
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School of Media and Journalism, UNC-Chapel Hill
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