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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

Chapter 6. The Next Great Technology – Trends Mining on GitHub

Those who love to code, love GitHub. GitHub has taken the widely used version controlling approach to coding to the highest possible level by implementing social network features to the world of programming. No wonder GitHub is also thought of as Social Coding. We thought a book on Social Network analysis would not be complete without a use case on data from GitHub. GitHub allows you to create code repositories and provides multiple collaborative features, bug tracking, feature requests, task managements, and wikis. GitHub has about 20 million users and 57 million code repositories (source: Wikipedia). These kind of statistics easily demonstrate that this is the most representative platform of programmers. It's also a platform for several open source projects that have contributed greatly to the world of software development. Programming technology is evolving at such a fast pace, especially due to the open source movement, and...