Did you know you can subscribe to a Facebook Page via RSS and read all updates in your reader?
This is an excellent idea for pages you really want to follow, but don't always see in your news feed and don't remember to check manually.
It was easier to subscribe to a page's RSS feed before Timeline, but now it's not so straightforward. Still, it's pretty easy. Here's how to do it (thanks to Kristi Hines for the tip):
Step 1: Grab the Facebook page ID number
You may see the ID at the end of the page's URL, however, it's very likely the Facebook page you'd like to follow has a vanity URL. In this case you need to find the page ID. It's easy to do this.
Go to the page you want to follow. For example, my Facebook page's URL is:
Now, replace the "www" with "graph" like so:
Click that URL and you'll see something like this:
Copy the ID number on the first line (without quotes) and paste it into this URL (just replace mine here):
Step 2: Subscribe in your reader
Here are the steps:
- Click the red Subscribe button.
- Paste the above URL into the box.
- Click "Add."
That's it! Now you can catch all the updates for that page right in your reader. Easy peasy!