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Learning Social Media Analytics with R

By : Dipanjan Sarkar, Karthik Ganapathy, Raghav Bali, Tushar Sharma
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Learning Social Media Analytics with R

By: Dipanjan Sarkar, Karthik Ganapathy, Raghav Bali, Tushar Sharma

Overview of this book

The Internet has truly become humongous, especially with the rise of various forms of social media in the last decade, which give users a platform to express themselves and also communicate and collaborate with each other. This book will help the reader to understand the current social media landscape and to learn how analytics can be leveraged to derive insights from it. This data can be analyzed to gain valuable insights into the behavior and engagement of users, organizations, businesses, and brands. It will help readers frame business problems and solve them using social data. The book will also cover several practical real-world use cases on social media using R and its advanced packages to utilize data science methodologies such as sentiment analysis, topic modeling, text summarization, recommendation systems, social network analysis, classification, and clustering. This will enable readers to learn different hands-on approaches to obtain data from diverse social media sources such as Twitter and Facebook. It will also show readers how to establish detailed workflows to process, visualize, and analyze data to transform social data into actionable insights.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning Social Media Analytics with R
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 6. Analyzing Software Collaboration Trends II - Answering Your Questions with StackExchange

The previous chapter introduced the collaborative development landscape through the perspective of GitHub. Collaboration has another facet to it which emulates our usual curiosity cycle of questions and answers. Internet has time and again seen some very popular Question and Answer (Q&A) platforms such as Yahoo Answers, Wiki Answers, and so on, which provide users with the ability to ask questions and utilize their collective might to find answers. Yet they all lacked the quality and discipline to stand the test of time. This second chapter on a similar theme introduces you to the world of StackExchange which is, in certain ways, a gold mine of information. It caters to topics from mathematics to programming languages, and even spirituality, all available at the click of a button!

A Q&A platform such as StackExchange doesn't just assist users to find answers but also acts as a perfect...