Dan Martell's Flowtown got shut down because Facebook didn't like the fact that they were selling private data of users (I got this from I've built which lets people search publicly available posts from Facebook fan pages only. But what people or businesses actually want to search is public posts from people's profile to generate leads and not just the Fan pages. I know Facebook policy does not allow that and it does not allow to build search engine using Facebook data. But companies like and are doing this. Questions: - Should I build it anyway ? Because I know I can do a better job and provide better analytics!! - Should I not work on a product that requires me to search with Facebook data ? - Why are companies like buzznumbershq and brandwatch still indexing Facebook data ?

You can still do it anyway. This is the old method. Replace the search keyword. Also Facebook intends to launch conversational search soon. So do not build one unless you intend to code it yourself

Answered 8 years ago

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