Chapter 2. #MiningTwitter – Hashtags, Topics, and Time Series
This chapter is about data mining on Twitter. The topics covered in this chapter include the following:
- Interacting with the Twitter API using Tweepy
- Twitter data - the anatomy of a tweet
- Tokenization and frequency analysis
- Hashtags and user mentions in tweets
- Time series analysis
Twitter is one of the most well-known online social networks that enjoy extreme popularity in the recent years. The service they provide is referred to as microblogging, which is a variant of blogging where the pieces of content are extremely short-in the case of Twitter, there is a limitation of 140 characters like an SMS for each tweet. Different from other social media platforms, such as Facebook, ...