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hmm, i’ve actually found instagram web to be relatively straightforward and stable to scrape, via the internal json. see e.g. instagram.com/snarfed?__a=1 . (same json is embedded in the html.) still, agreed, absolutely sucks to lose the API!

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heh. “toy” was upper mgmt’s most consistent complaint when we were dogfooding and reviewing app engine internally, before launch. they happily tolerated it, just didn’t see it (cloud) ever competing with on premise infra. maybe “toy” is a leading indicator!

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