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30 Jul 2018

How F5Bot Works

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F5Bot is a simple service that monitors social media (such as Reddit) for keywords. It emails you when your keywords show up. It's free to use.

I wrote an article about how F5Bot works and how I programmed it. You may find it interesting if you're interested in how web scraping works. In particular, I'm proud that I'm able to scrape and process all of Reddit (posts + comments) in real time, and I'm doing it on one tiny VPS.

The article is published as a guest post over on the intoli blog. You can read it here: How F5Bot Slurps All of Reddit.

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