How to update your facebook from the moon (and other crazy places)

A hilarious new Facebook hack has been discovered by reddit that makes it so you can update you Facebook “from” almost anywhere. And it’s easy! Simply copy and paste the following URL into your browser:

http://www.facebook.com/connect/prompt_feed.php?preview=true&api_key=123456789

and then replace the “123456789” with the api_key of your choice from the list below. For example, if you wanted to post from your Banana Phone you would replace it with “1477a4cd29ec724a3de19be5d26e0389”. So your link would be:

http://www.facebook.com/connect/prompt_feed.php?preview=true&api_key=1477a4cd29ec724a3de19be5d26e0389

Easy, right? And there’s more!

If you want to post on a friend’s wall, you can do that too. Take the following link:

http://www.facebook.com/connect/prompt_feed.php?preview=true&display=touch&api_key=123456789&target_id=123456789

Replace the api_key as discussed before, and then replace the target_id with your friend’s id. This is the number at the end of the url if you click on their profile, after id= (assuming they don’t have a vanity URL). For example, in http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=123456789, the underlined 123456789 is the target_id.

If your friend does have a vanity URL (i.e. my profile is at http://www.facebook.com/nick.depetris), you can track down their target_id by going into one of their photo albums and opening up a picture. The url should look something like: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=527839453566&set=a.524397925416.2031583.22500032&type=1&theater. The final number is the one your are looking for, which I’ve underlined for you here.

Here’s a list of some of the places you can update “from” and the API key you need. Try it while you still can!:

  • iPhone: 6628568379
  • Blackberry: 2254487659
  • Palm: 7081486362
  • Sidekick: 21810043296
  • Sony Ericsson: 38125372145
  • Xbox LIVE: 5747726667
  • iPad: 112930718741625
  • Foursquare: 86734274142
  • Telegram: 140881489259157
  • Carrier Pigeon: 130263630347328
  • Morse Code: 134929696530963
  • Message in a Bottle: 123903037653697
  • Commodore 64: 138114659547999
  • Your moms computer: 132386310127809
  • TRS-80: 134998549862981
  • K.I.T.T.: 129904140378622
  • Mind Computer Interface: 121111184600360
  • eyePhone: 110455835670222
  • toaster: 203192803063920
  • microwave: 0a5266c8844a1b09211e7eb38242ac2f
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System: 235703126457431
  • Gameboy Color: 180700501993189
  • GoD: 256591344357588
  • Glade Air Freshner: 4aeb4db2e8df1cdb7f952b2269afb560
  • Strawberry: a4c9fb1708a848c2241674531176209b
  • The moon: 221826277855257
  • Dr. Pepper: eea90d40e1d12565695dbbbdbd5e965b
  • Nintendo wii: 243870508973644
  • Alcohol: 250335888312118
  • Cheese: 218791271497130
  • iPod Nano: 142039005875499
  • Nintendo 64: 236264753062118
  • Microsoft Excel: 242740155751069
  • Linux Ubuntu: 220593361311050
  • iPhone 5g: 211333348912523
  • My Bedroom: 174811032586879
  • Your Mums Bedroom: 5f64bbc9ac2f12b983200925da461322
  • Lamp: 230755826955133
  • Your moms anus: b625297b655f0b46c86b68f754b82121
  • Refrigerator: 250828364944350
  • A potato: 127926427295267
  • Nasa Satellite: 31d608d30292175bf7703149699ccb39
  • Vibrator: eb4c6d1a60e19a7795da501e1f468035
  • Sperm Whale: 170318539700306
  • Pogo Stick: 185103391549701
  • Banana Phone: 1477a4cd29ec724a3de19be5d26e0389
  • Google+: 4d8243dbb7064f88351fe6c809582320
  • The Future: 108372819220732
  • Smoke Signal: 134138923334682
  • tin cans connected by string: 242191299125647
  • Pokedex: de3da265cf6976745bb1d60a8c198151
  • Telepathy: ea01a57edb26cf1de143f09d45cfa913
  • Typewriter: d3d554bf60297cb2c384e3d7cf5a066d
  • Harry Potter: b8ebeb983f45eaa0bd5f4f66cad97654
  • TARDIS: 200439256674396
  • Pip Boy: 142806259133078
  • Mind Control: 1dc633368924b3b0b4d08e3f83230760
  • Jedi Mind Control: 240597869302110
  • Telekinesis: 224139600960217
  • Post-It Note: 115227201900831
  • GLaDOS: 246126362083515
  • Ansible: 185474028180003
  • W.O.P.R: 228373497202865
  • Airwolf: 123944137696757
  • HMCS Belafonte: 222345601140304
  • Hogwarts: 2dc1d3004dbc4a67c4b552be3c25ccb0
  • Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair: 129985073756521
  • Head Antenna: 221107014598348
  • UPS: 258012620879655
  • Fedex: 232029733497914
  • Raven from King’s Landing: 193094050743722
  • Harbinger of Doom: 180354375362451
  • Mind Meld: 186993071361881
  • Unspeakable Ritual: 174903625908095
  • A Van down by the River: 119883641439994
  • Pony Express: 186359518090057
  • Sub-Etha: 120168391409358
  • Myspace: 119920871434786
  • Friendster: 247310815280913
  • Zombocom: 195518590504787
  • Postcard: 213487932030106
  • Toilet: 173687282696461
  • Minecraft: 231623746870852
  • Accident: 211312955581644
  • Mystery Machine: 259314457416472
  • Magic: 181277448602956
  • Hell: 148841558523990
  • The afterlife: 220816157954138
  • Heaven: 245437548809330
  • The Event Horizon: 119999311425820
  • The Laughing Man: 222077737828487
  • The Lexx: 123356437754169
  • Microsoft Zune: 232440566786698