Loklak getting the followers from Weibo

Like twitter loklak has started to scrap the Weibo data. Sina Weibo is a Chinese microblogging (weibo) website. Akin to a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, it is one of the most popular sites in China, in use by well over 30% of Internet users, with a market penetration similar to the United States’ Twitter.

I have started to scrape the user’s bio page which looks something like this.


The above image is a user’s profile on Weibo. It has two frames of profile, one is a user’s bio which is similar to facebook’s bio page. The second one is completely similar to the twitter’s format. So i scraped the user’s followers details which was in the form of table. Using JSoup we can scrap tables easily.



This is how the table on the profile page got scraped and can get the followers data from Weibo. Stay tuned for more scraping updates.

Loklak getting the followers from Weibo