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Mastering Social Media Mining with Python

By : Marco Bonzanini
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Mastering Social Media Mining with Python

By: Marco Bonzanini

Overview of this book

Your social media is filled with a wealth of hidden data – unlock it with the power of Python. Transform your understanding of your clients and customers when you use Python to solve the problems of understanding consumer behavior and turning raw data into actionable customer insights. This book will help you acquire and analyze data from leading social media sites. It will show you how to employ scientific Python tools to mine popular social websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Quora, and more. Explore the Python libraries used for social media mining, and get the tips, tricks, and insider insight you need to make the most of them. Discover how to develop data mining tools that use a social media API, and how to create your own data analysis projects using Python for clear insight from your social data.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Getting started with the Google+ API

The Google+ API is the programming interface of Google+. This API can be used to integrate your app or website with Google+, similar to what we have already discussed for Twitter and Facebook. This section discusses the process of registering an application and getting started with the Google+ API.

Before starting, we need a Google account (https://www.google.com/accounts) if we haven't registered yet. Google offers several services (for example, Gmail, Blogger, and so on) but the account management is centralized. This means that if you are a user of one of these services, your account can be quickly set up for Google+.

Once you are registered and logged in, the starting point is the Google Developers Console (https://console.developers.google.com/start). From the console, we need to create our first project. Figure 5.1 shows the dialog for project creation, all we need to specify is a name for our project:

Getting started with the Google+ API
Figure 5.1: Creating a project in the...