Posts in instagram

A Snapshot

June 5, 2020

I am not on Instagram, so if you see an account there that pretends to be me - it's guaranteed not me. I decided to export all the photos from there an make them available on my own corner of the Internet.

Tracking Instagram Hashtag Popularity

January 1, 2018

I previously talked about connecting to Instagram without the browser as part of a little hobby project I am working on. Another component of this project involves tracking the popularity of individual hashtags on Instagram, and how those grow over time. There are two approaches that I will describe here, each with its own merits, that can solve the problem. NOTE: This is a just-for-fun project - no private information is collected, or shared through it.

Authenticating With Instagram Without The Browser

December 30, 2017

For one of the hobby projects, that I am working on, I thought I would leverage the Instagram API. It deals with an automation scenario, so the choice was obvious - I can put together a Python script that runs at scheduled intervals. Lucky for me, I’ve also learned that there is already a Python library that can help me access the API - it is archived and no longer maintained, but should at least give me some leverage over what I wanted to do.