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    Check the username availability on Social netwroks


    Hi,

    I am trying to search for a library or ready-made code to check the username availability on the social networks, some thing like the below sites.

    namechk dot com
    knowem dor com

    I already found this code online for twitter, but I need at least the most popular social networks

    PHP Code:
    // fill in these 2 variables below
    $username "someusername";
    $notifyemail "your_email@address";

    // this is needed otherwise file_get_contents errors out
    error_reporting(0);
    $url="(****)=".$username;
    $json file_get_contents($url,0,null,null);

    if(
    $http_response_header[0] == "HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found") {
            
    //echo "Screen name not taken!\n";
            
    $to      $notifyemail;
            
    $subject 'Screen name now available - '.$username;
            
    $message 'The screen name '.$username.' is now available on Twitter.';
            
    $headers 'From: '.$notifyemail "\r\n";
            
    mail($to$subject$message$headers'-f '.$notifyemail);
    }
    else {
            
    // screen name exists - you can do something here if you want
            //$json_output = json_decode($json,true);
            //print_r($json_output);

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    According to facebook's help forum, even the official name-availability checker doesn't work. So you won't have much luck creating your own version. Plus, facebook custom names are optional, not every account has them.

    What are you doing this for? What benefit does it serve your clients to check some other site for available usernames?
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    I guess it's the next variant of domain grabbing.
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