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Is it Possible to Scrape The Commenters of an Instagram Page, Starting From The Most Recent Ones?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Noah Hawryshko, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    Self-explanatory title, anybody know of a software to do this?
     
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    Are you proficient in any code?

    This would be easy to do with even a macro.
     
  4. Noah Hawryshko

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    I'm all ears, but AHK and iMacros don't have the functions (that I know of) to do this.

    What would you suggest?
     
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    It depends on how you want to go about this? Particularly, are you against your computer occupying itself without being able to use it while the scraper runs, or are you looking for something that runs silently in the background while you do other things.

    If you can handle walking away from the computer while a script does the job for you, then AHK provides more than enough functionality to suit your needs (at least, from what I've gathered in this thread thus far).

    Just off the top of my head, I can figure that a simple Control-f, view all, ImageSearch, MouseClick combination will load all of the comments for you. Follow that up with Control-a to select all text on the page, Control-c to copy it, and a simple Parse loop of the clipboard, would yield results. If, when you say "starting from the most recent ones", you mean the order that they're displayed in the comments (from top to bottom), then this will work just fine. If, instead you mean from bottom to top, then just invert the results after you've scraped the comments.

    Of course, this solution either requires you to learn how to do this yourself with AutoHotkey, or you can pay someone for the desired script/scraping services, but I figured I'd chime in and let you know, it's entirely possible and not very difficult with the right set of knowledge. ;)
     
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  6. fastlinks

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    i can make a bot, skype: ipowerhost2