Threads, the latest social media sensation, is the brainchild of the tech giant Meta Platforms. It was launched on July 5 and is already operational in a hundred countries. In a mere span of 16 hours, this platform has drawn more than 30 million users. Threads outpaced even the exceptional growth trajectory of ChatGPT, becoming the most rapidly expanding platform in human history.
🌎Threads is not yet available in the European Union because of privacy legislation. Though, you can scrape data there using proxies and Nannostomus software.
As the user base grows, so does the wealth of data generated by Threads. Every post, interaction, and connection represents a data point that can reveal valuable insights for your business. So, today we’ll explore what sort of data you can fetch on this platform, how to leverage it for your company, and how Nannostomus can help you with that.
Meta Threads is a text-based application that allows its users to share text updates and engage in public conversations. Each post can be up to 500 characters and may include links, photos, and videos of up to 5 mins. So, when it comes to the data type you can fetch on Threads.net, you may gain insights from:
From another standpoint, you may collect information from the vast pool of Threads data stored in user profiles, posts, and comments.
Threads profiles are no different from those on Instagram. They may include info on:
☝ There are public and private profiles on Threads. While the information from public profiles is available to all platform users, private profile owners control who can see their bio and posts. This may add a bit of a challenge to those who want to collect data from private profiles without proper tools and knowing the effective scraping techniques.
Threads.net is a platform where people from all over the globe share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences through text and media. They can participate in discussions in the comment section, share the post to their feed, and more. Hence, you can expect to collect data on:
☝ Threads does not feature hashtags, so you can't collect this sort of information on this social media platform.
Effective and strategic Threads.net scraping can open up new opportunities for a diverse range of entities. Here’s who stands to benefit the most and how they can leverage this new data source.
Learn more about how data scraping will benefit your business in this article.
Just like with any social media platform and website, web scraping on Threads is legal as long as you are not violating any terms of service or privacy policies. You can fetch data from this source if:
Nannostomus offers two ways to scrape data from a new social media platform:
If you don’t want to deal with the tech side of Threads scraping (either because you do not have an in-house team capable of that task or want it to stay focused on other aspects of their work), managed scraping services will work for your company better. With this form of partnership with Nannostomus you get:
In case you have a capable tech team with enough resources to carry out regular or real-time Threads scraping, Nannostomus will gladly share our scraping tool with you. This way, you have full control over what data you collect, when, and what you do with it.
Threads is a new platform, and we expect that new features will be added soon. And it means more data points to scrape. We’ll keep an eye on this mobile app to provide you with recent information on what information you can fetch and how. Stay tuned.