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Making a facebook/twitter/instagram etc. bot

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Rockonaut, May 9, 2015.

  1. Rockonaut

    Rockonaut Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    The past months I've been working on some web scraping projects with node and I am starting to build bots, at this point I need some input from the community.

    Would you rather have a bot that uses the API?

    ex:
    instagram
    ENDPOINT UNSIGNED CALLS (PER TOKEN) SIGNED CALLS (PER TOKEN)
    POST /media/media-id/likes 30 / hour 100 / hour
    POST /media/media-id/comments 15 / hour 60 / hour
    POST /users/user-id/relationships 20 / hour 60 / hour
    Facebook
    I've found 600 calls per 600 seconds, per token & per IP

    Twitter
    Rate limits in version 1.1 of the API are divided into 15 minute intervals, which is a change from the 60 minute blocks in version 1.0. Additionally, all 1.1 endpoints require authentication, so no longer will there be a concept of unauthenticated calls and rate limits

    Having a bot that works with the API is way more safe of course but has a limit.

    or would you like a headless browser that mimics the user movement (for the nerds: with phantomjs /zombiejs maybe) Still as many of you have discovered there is still a limit! (spam reduction)

    My solution so far:

    A hybrid bot that scrapes blackhat and follows/likes users with the API.

    What would you guys like to see?