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Python Social Media Analytics

By : Baihaqi Siregar, Siddhartha Chatterjee, Michal Krystyanczuk
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Python Social Media Analytics

By: Baihaqi Siregar, Siddhartha Chatterjee, Michal Krystyanczuk

Overview of this book

Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Forums, Pinterest, and YouTube have become part of everyday life in a big way. However, these complex and noisy data streams pose a potent challenge to everyone when it comes to harnessing them properly and benefiting from them. This book will introduce you to the concept of social media analytics, and how you can leverage its capabilities to empower your business. Right from acquiring data from various social networking sources such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and social forums, you will see how to clean data and make it ready for analytical operations using various Python APIs. This book explains how to structure the clean data obtained and store in MongoDB using PyMongo. You will also perform web scraping and visualize data using Scrappy and Beautifulsoup. Finally, you will be introduced to different techniques to perform analytics at scale for your social data on the cloud, using Python and Spark. By the end of this book, you will be able to utilize the power of Python to gain valuable insights from social media data and use them to enhance your business processes.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


Facebook has become the de facto place for brands all over the world to communicate about their products, offers, and news. Not at all surprising considering that there are more than a billion users and consumers on the social media. Unlike in traditional media, on Facebook, not just the brand has a voice but also the consumers which in return generates a lot of engagement. The goal of this chapter was to show a glimpse of how to get interesting insights into the activities of Facebook pages of brands without getting lost in all the content. To analyze exhaustively all the content is beyond the scope of this chapter. We chose Google's brand page as an example for the analysis and have demonstrated how to collect, process, and visualize the data from Facebook and measure engagements. Extracting the top keywords, hashtags and noun phrases allowed us to understand the most important content of both the brand and the users. We have also shown how to extract emotions in content of both...