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Mining the Social Web
Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, GitHub, and More
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There's a short write-up on some of the story behind the 2nd Edition of Mining the Social Web on the DataScience@Berkeley blog that's a quick and fun read

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Looking for a fun weekend project? Try exporting your GMail with Google Takeout and use IPython Notebook and MongoDB to do some data mining. Details here:

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A round up of various blog posts, presentations, excerpts, and videos about data mining with Twitter before (somewhat) markedly moving onto the myriad topics involving other social web properties and data sets.

Suggestions for future topics are welcome!

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An advisory for consumers of Twitter's Streaming API: 

Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help in the meanwhile. 

I'm here for you and want to see you be successful in all that you're doing with your social web mining pursuits!

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Mining the Social Web, 2nd Edition is currently priced at only $8.49 on Kindle for a limited time. That's 81% off, and I'm not sure that you'll ever see it priced this inexpensively ever again. 

If you prefer collecting/reading books on the Kindle (or know someone who does), this is a great opportunity to pick up a copy.

See here for more details:

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Some lessons learned from writing 5 tech books in 5 years...
For most of 2013, most of my nights and weekends have been consumed with a writing (and selling) a book entitled Mining the Social Web (2nd Edition). This makes the fifth tech book that I’ve written in approximately five years, and one thing I’ve come to…

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So, a funny thing happened on the way to the San Mateo Barnes & Noble bookstore today...

Thoughts or comments about how this book is being staged in the photo? Leave a comment! I'm curious what you think...

I'll also mail a signed copy to whoever comes up with the best caption for this photo by the end of the year. (If anyone is a Photoshop guru and wants to work some visual enhancements into play, it will likely bear strongly in the judging process...) Just leave a comment that is prefixed with "Caption" and you'll be eligible.

Happy holidays to everyone!

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All I want for Christmas reviews! If you have been enjoying Mining the Social Web, would you consider writing up a short review on Amazon? I'm hoping to exceed 25 reviews by the end of the year. Only a few more to go...

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A video archive of the mini-workshop Data Science Experiments with Twitter and IPython Notebook is now available. Enjoy!
The video archive just became available for my mini-workshop last week on "Data Science Experiments with Twitter and IPython Notebook"[1]. This video could potentially be useful for anyone who may be considering my (broader) PyCon 2014 tutorial on "Mining Social Web APIs with IPython Notebook"[2].

PS - As luck would have it, Mining the Social Web 2E is O'Reilly Media's Deal of the Day for today only and is 50% off until midnight PST[3]. (Use code DEAL at checkout.)

PPS Guido likes it[4], and if it's good enough for Guido...well... :)

Happy Holidays to everyone!





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Mining the Social Web 2E was recently added to O'Reilly Media's Data Science Starter Kit - a collection of more than a dozen books about data science. There's a lot of good stuff in there.

However, I also recommend checking out my own handpicked collection of Essential Data Science books on Amazon. I personally own, have benefitted from all of these books, and have left brief comments to help you decide if any of them may be appropriate for your own personal enrichment.

O'Reilly Media's Data Science Starter Kit -

Essential Data Science Books (Amazon) -

If you have other essential recommendations, please leave a comment!
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