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Is there a software like this? (Keyword search in pages)

Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:00 AM

I was wondering if there's a free program or browser plugin that allows me to do precisely this:

1) Manually feed a local database with the URLs of certain Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages

2) Choose a time interval (i.e. last 48 hours), choose some keywords, and get a result with every post containing one of the keywords from the pages in the given time interval.

Simple as that. Thanks a lot in advance. :)

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Re: Is there a software like this? (Keyword search in pages)

Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:01 AM

You can likely do the above with a cron job that invokes curl and grep, but I suspect that you will be running afoul of the Terms of Use for those specific web sites as you are performing page scrapes instead of using their APIs.
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Re: Is there a software like this? (Keyword search in pages)

Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:16 AM

Thanks for the answer. :) What if one implemented an integration with their official APIs? Would it be possible to make this kind of plugin/program? Or maybe there's a program that already does this?

The thing is that I'm thinking of a certain business plan, and it's so simple and useful that I can't believe noone seems to have done it already, so I'm thinking that this might not be as simple (or possible) as I'm thinking.
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Re: Is there a software like this? (Keyword search in pages)

Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:25 AM

Yes.. plenty of apps routinely pull data from those APIs. Example - RSS feeds.
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