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[Instagram] How does alexzhdanov follow hundreds of people every minute?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by artiee, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. artiee

    artiee Registered Member

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    Hi.

    Ok, so I noticed this user earlier today (alexzhdanov), and I saw that he had 1.2mill/6.7mill in followers/following stats. I went to statigram to look at his exact numbers, and when I refreshed the page (feel free to check it out) every now and then, I saw that he followed hundreds of people within a few minutes (and thousands), over a few more. How the hell is that possible anymore? I didn't think there was any way to bypass Instagram's API?
     
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    Nah, there is no way to bypass the api unless you figured out something many other have tried for.
     
  3. artiee

    artiee Registered Member

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    That's what I thought. But there must be an explanation on how he does it though.
     
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    kideze Elite Member

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    are you like a reporter or something? this is the reason you came to the forum to find out how? only 2 posts? hmmm
     
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  5. artiee

    artiee Registered Member

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    No, why would I be? Just found it interesting, because as far as I know it's not possible to bypass the API - and just wanted to get some thoughts from you guys on how he might be able to do it. Am I not allowed to ask just out of pure curiosity? lol
     
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    futurestunner BANNED BANNED

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    I agree with Kideze, a sure ban if he uses private API.
     
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    thesyndicate Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    People are nuts about instagram so people follow not much to say about it.
     
  8. artiee

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    Still not my point. Just the other day I saw a user named solusboy, who were able to follow 1,3 million people in 2 days. We can be sure this isn't the result of manual labour. But since you guys don't have any idea how, I won't bother more about it. I have a second question though: anyone know how to downgrade instagram? I know it was possible before, but now all I seem to get is a error message saying "You need to update Instagram in order to login"(or something similar) when I try to log in afterwards.
     
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    As of a couple months ago Instagram implemented a maximum cap of 7,500 people you can follow. The users that have MORE than that were following more than 7,500 before they implemented the limit, thus allowing them to follow more users.

    As for the exact method of how he's following so fast, chances are he's using a bot like instagrambot(dot)com or something similar (like some of the bots posted here on BHW).
     
  10. Redox123

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    Woooow thats fucking crazy.
    We need to know how to make this ..
     
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    I've already seen people do this, however it may result to a quick ban.
     
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    Its nearly the same script, because they are friends. I researched the internet. Both are from sydney and both are born in Russia.
     
  13. artiee

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    Clearly. But he would still be hitting the rate limits like crazy, just like the rest of us. That's why I asked about downgrading, because on the picture alexzhdanov posted today with his new iPhone 5, you can easily see that he uses an older version of instagram!
     
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    You also have examples like eyemediaa, webix, zzkoda, chebulera, maxwhitee, izdato, lenitsky and a few more who's doing the same thing. All russians btw!
     
  15. Redox123

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    Yeah fuck im russian, too.
    That's really crazy. Russian mafia into it.

    And btw. I think it has something to do with the old app (maybe old api)
    Without any limits, possible?
     
  16. CoolAdvisor

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    time to dig deep into russian hack forums
     
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  17. Redox123

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    But they are all belong to each other.
    They often have the same photos, or "Eye Media" as descripton.

    Pretty crazy. All of the photos gettin so many likes and go to the popular page.
     
  18. artiee

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    yup, most of them are in "Eye Media", so they've probably shared the secret with eachother. But still not connected to alexzhdanov and solusboy, except they're all russians
     
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    Mh really crazy.
    I want to know it.

    Do you know more users?
     
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    We have a way of doing it but it'll get your account banned quite quickly if you don't watch out. Also, there's a limit on the amount of people you can follow if your account was made after that certain change was introduced.