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Analyzing Data from Facebook

Your Facebook application can connect to Facebook and gather the following details from your Facebook profile:

  • A list of your Facebook friends.
  • For each friend, a few details, such as birthday, education history, and gender.
  • A list of recent status messages.

These details are arranged in a SAS program that, when run, yields several data sets that are ready for analysis. The data sets (tables) include:

  • WORK.FRIENDS, which contains the friend's full name and an internal ID that Facebook uses. This internal ID is a useful key to join this table with other tables.
  • WORK.FRIENDDETAILS, which contains more details about each friend, including first and last name, gender, birthday, URL for the Facebook profile page, and ...

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