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Discussion in 'Twitter' started by pheonix44, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. pheonix44

    pheonix44 Newbie

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    Hello!

    I'm a (web)programmer and I am trying to write my own twitter sign up Аutomation Tool, mostly for educational purposes.
    What is the best way to get past the 1-signup-per-computer limitation that Twitter imposes?
    buying anonymous/private proxies or phone numbers? But aren't these cost ineffective here, as they can only be used once?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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  2. pheonix44

    pheonix44 Newbie

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    Come on, I do not bite ^^'


    I've been trying some things out. Until now, no matter what computer I use to sign up from (even my private VPS which definitely never has made a Twitter account before), Twitter is asking for Phone Verification. This is different from the account generation procedures that I've seen described in other topics (such as in Wizard's Twitter Journey), so I am guessing that this has recently changed.

    Do we now need both proxies and numbers are needed? Or is there a way to circumvent this poblem all-together?
     
  3. rootjazz

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    your VPS may have been used before - you are not the first person to have the IP.

    Also it is a non-residential IP.


    You can create many accounts per IP, I have at home for testing. No problems.


    Maybe it isn't IP that is your issue, but your bot that is the problem and not automating correcting. Check your headers / network comms
     
  4. pheonix44

    pheonix44 Newbie

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    Interesting. I didn't realize that it might be possible to map IP-addresses to residential and non-residential.

    As for the Аutomation: Right now I'm using Selenium,which means that a real instance of FireFox is automated to connect with the website, which I guess should be as natural as possible. The thing is, even when I try to register an account manually I get the same issue.

    Either they recently changed the way the sign_up security works, or I am getting unlucky with my InternetProvder.
    Thank you very much for your reply! I will keep on testing :)