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Are there IG usernames with Asian Characters?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by madblackhatter1000, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    Are there IG usernames with Asian Characters? I am trying to scrape chineese, korean, and japan users, but I can only find alphanumeric users.

    I heard a rumor that IG tries to keep the alphanumeric IG pool separated from other language pools to avoid oversaturation and diminished user experience
     
  2. longdouble

    longdouble Regular Member

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    Usernames are currently only in English allowed.
     
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  3. alxmax

    alxmax Regular Member

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    While Asian characters are not allowed in the user name, they are allowed in hashtags, so you can scrape Asian accounts following the hashtags.
     
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  4. Likepack

    Likepack Regular Member

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    You going with API? If not, may I suggest using some services that's capable of showing photos in a celected area as a starting point? You simply go to some tourist-free point of South Corea (some university is ideal if it is not a very cool one) in a service like whatswhere.co and then parse the web-page grabbing usernames. Sure they'll not all be Koreans, but that just may be accurate enough for you.
     
  5. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    no you can't do that. there isnt really hashtags at least in chinese.
     
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    yeah they are.. search korean hashtag..they are plenty overthere name u can scrape.
     
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    txholdem Elite Member

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    for chinese, IG dont hashtag e.g., "dancing," it hastags "dan" and "cing". in other words, a hashtag can only be 1 word. i dont see how it can be different for korean.
     
  8. alxmax

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    Yes, I can, otherwise I wouldn't post it!
     
  9. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    Good ideas with the geotagging locations and parsing...

    I found a list of Korean Hashtags here.

    http://www.neonbutmore.com/popular-korean-hashtags/
    [h=2]Selfie = #셀스타그램, #셀카[/h][h=2]Food = #먹스타그램, #먹방[/h]