OK is owned by the Russian technology company, VK Company Limited, who also own a similar social networking site also called “VK” (another source we crawl). Use our tools to crawl OK today!
Open Measures is collecting content produced by groups and users on the Odnoklassniki (OK) social networking service. Since crawler deployment last week, we have collected ~20,000 posts and comments across ~5,000 groups and ~170,000 users. We are continually adding new users and groups to monitor. The data is immediately available via Public API.
OK is owned by the Russian technology company, VK Company Limited. VK also owns a similar social networking site called “VK”, sometimes called the Russian Facebook. OK has more than 200 million registered users and is the second most popular social network in Russia (next to VK). We hope collecting data on OK will expand researchers’ insight into the social information space on the internet in Russia.
We first aggregated ~5,000 OK group URLs that appeared across Open Measures existing collections and fed these into the crawler. The crawler then spiders across these groups by collecting posts, comments and group members. Thus far we have collected ~20,000 group posts and ~170,000 users. The crawler will grab all posts and comments made by the users, resulting in ~65,000 data points.
The crawler has various processes for collecting both live and historical data. Therefore, our data timeframe spans from 2008 to today. As always, Open Measures welcomes collection requests from our community - please get in touch!
You can access our docs on all our datasets, including OK, here: https://docs.smat-app.com/docs/guides/data-guide#ok
Open Measures now collects select groups and profiles from the Odnoklassniki (OK) social networking service. The data is available via our Public API. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to access more recent collections or would like to be part of the select archiving effort.