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Crazy idea of building an own Web and Social Media Automation Tool

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by DestinyInfinity, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. DestinyInfinity

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    Dear BHW Member!

    First I have to thank this great community. I am almost one year here and want to thank all the input I got till now.

    Here I want to write down my crazy idea and journey about building an own Web and Social Media Automation Tool and all the ups and downs I had in this time. I can tell you, I never had times of this happiness and also times of so bad sleepless nights.

    The tool is nearly finished now, but my journey was really like a road movie. I will split the journey, which started almost one year ago, in posts of 1-2 months. Here I will start with the beginning, the first 2 months. So lets get started.

    I began using Facebook with own pages and other Social Media almost two years ago. But all in my free time and without getting money out of it. Some pages were very successful. Others not. Some political stuff, some funny stuff, some sexy stuff. After one year on this topic I met some other guy. Together we got the crazy idea of building an automation tool for Social Media, especially beginning with Facebook. We knew the possibilities today are here, we just have to use them.
    Both of us are from Germany and have a colleague degree in computer science, to say we can already code and did work 10+ years in this topic. We are both freelancer, but till this point both of us alone in IT topics.

    Our main goal was making money while lying on the beach. I know, just the typical random dream, but today I know a lot of more about my dreams. But I will tell you more later about the change of my thinking and the change of my dreams about my life and how my life goals changed till this amazing time.

    So we started to collect as much information as possible to the web automation. 2 months hardcore reading and watching about web automation and a lot of more. We came from pdf guides, to youtube videos from most Indian guys, where you hardly understand what he is saying, to studding university sheets and back to videos of Indian guys.

    We had video conferences every day. Struggling with our concepts, drawing new concepts, deleting concepts, draw new concepts again. Meetings at white boards, brainstorming till the morning. Sometimes living several days in the flat of the other person. It was really a heavy time, but also much fun and the learning curve was as high as never in my life. Just motivation and inspiration all day. Of course also a lot of downs. But it was it worth, just for the learning and fun to this point.

    Now as we had finished our concept and road map, the first part was splitted into two smaller topics:
    First using the existing and official APIs of SocialMedia (the EASY one)
    Second searching for an alternative (the DIFFICULT part)

    I already can tell you, we were going the DIFFICULT way. So stay tuned for really big up and downs, dancing the whole night and also going crazy and want to shut down the project.

    Update coming the next days.

    Thanks for all the feedback and questions you have.
     
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  2. bartosimpsonio

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    New bots and cool software are always welcome ;)
     
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  3. DestinyInfinity

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    Thanks and I really appreciate it. Any post and feedback is very motivating for me.

    Will update my journey this week.
     
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    Awesome, looking forwards your next updates!
     
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    good luck with your adventure!
     
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    am like very, very interested in this and how it goes. hell i 'd join you if was anywhere close. and if you don't mind me asking why did you choose not to use the official api's? more control? GUI/CLI? and i know it somewhat doesn't matter but which language will be using? sorry to much questions am just highly interested in this, Thanks and best of luck to you DI :)
     
  7. seba

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    nice intro man, inspiring! I'll wait for the next updates :)