If you’re an avid Facebook user, you’ve probably encountered a joke link floating around prefaced with something like “This link will show you which people on your friends list you should unfriend”.
Upon clicking said link, you’ll see a list all of your friends who have liked the Facebook page of the band Nickelback.
For reference here is the link:
Though initially you’ll be disgusted and amused by this, you’ll wonder…
Can I use the principles behind this to see which of my friends are fans of other pages?
The answer is yes! In the link above I ask you to draw attention to this bit: page_id=6248267085
The series of numbers following “page_id=” is what I’ll be referring to as a Facebook page’s IDNUMBER.
So to make this work with another page, you’ll need to obtain the page’s IDNUMBER.
How do I obtain a Facebook page’s “IDNUMBER”?
For the purposes of this tutorial, I will show you how to obtain a Facebook page’s “page_id” using the WebKit Inspector that is built into Google’s Chrome browser and Apple’s Safari browser.
Browse to a Facebook page, in this example, one of my favorite LA bands, P L a N E T S! (https://www.facebook.com/planetsplanetsplanets)
Right click on the “Invite your friends to like this page” link and choose Inspect Element.
You should see a block of HTML code highlighted and you’ll see “page_id=IDNUMB
Paste the IDNUMBER into the original “joke link”, replacing the bit that says 6248267085 and BAM! Now you have your own customized version of the link!
From the above example, to display all friends that are fans of the Facebook page for “P L a N E T S“, the link would be:
Go flex your newly discovered Facebook power, whether it be for good or evil, only you can decide!
If you enjoyed or hated this tutorial, give me some feedback in the comments below!
If you’re as obsessive about music as I am and use Facebook primarily as a way keep track of the activities of your favorite bands, this post is for you…
Here’s how to guarantee you receive a Facebook notification each time a band posts a status update
Navigate to a band’s Facebook page
Hover over the “Liked” button
Select “Get Notifications”
Note: Currently the “Get Notifications” option only shows up while browsing Facebook on a desktop computer.
Not only did I get to watch two of the best bands in Los Angeles, The Janks and LA River Bend, last night at one of Hollywood’s most intimate venues, Hotel Cafe but also I received a copy of LA River Bend’s first single with their current lineup, Old Fashioned Singers!
I love everything about this song and definitely one of my favorites to see played live. I hope LA River Bend doesn’t kill me for putting this track up, It’s just so good and I wanted everyone to hear it!
Do yourself a favor and see LA River Bend at their upcoming gig at Sassafras in Hollywood on June 17th!
LA River Bend – Old Fashioned Singers
Though the idea of watching music videos on MTV has long since become stuff of legend, the art of the music video is not dead!
Here is a selection of music videos by some of my favorite LA Bands! If you guys dig these, music video posts may become a regular occurrence!