Instagram - Fountain Pen (Brands)

I want to make some clarifications about the brand names in my first post. The brand graph in that post is kind of misleading and I want to try to fix that issue. As also discussed in this The Pen Addict podcast (BTW; thanks for the mention in the podcast :) ), the results are shocking. Aurora seems to be shared 3 times more than Montblanc. This result is misleading because I only scraped the brand tags to plot the graph. Montblanc tags are not only used by fpgeeks, also Aurora is not only a brand name. Probably people are sharing cool pictures like this one.

What I will do below is to graph the brand names using only the data that comes from the fountainpen tag, as I did for most widely used tags graph in my previous post.

I will only scrape the posts with fountainpen tag and extract brand information from those tags. This way, I will ignore cool Aurora posts. The code will be similar to previous ones. So I will just show the graph here. If you are interested in the code, you can see it from the source of this post, which is here.

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As I mentinoned in my previous post most popular brand is Lamy. As seen from the graph and the table below, Montblanc is nearly 15 times bigger than Aurora. And, it seems people just take pictures of Parker pens. Here is the brand names in table format. One final note; these are the brand names from the latest 5000 posts tagged with fountainpen.

##                  Tag Frequency
## 1               lamy       544
## 2       namiki-pilot       303
## 3            pelikan       197
## 4              twsbi       157
## 5          montblanc       149
## 6             kaweco       141
## 7           noodlers       117
## 8             parker       111
## 9    scriptoriumpens        95
## 10            sailor        80
## 11          waterman        76
## 12          platinum        61
## 13          visconti        53
## 14              gvfc        46
## 15           rotring        45
## 16           scrikss        45
## 17          sheaffer        45
## 18       montegrappa        34
## 19              hero        24
## 20            jinhao        24
## 21              omas        24
## 22        newtonpens        19
## 23             cross        18
## 24        monteverde        14
## 25            edison        11
## 26            aurora        10
## 27 franklinchristoph        10
## 28        carandache         8
## 29            bexley         5
## 30             delta         5
## 31           stipula         4
## 32     conwaystewart         3
## 33           conklin         1
## 34     wahleversharp         1