Chapter 5.  Topic Analysis on Google+

This chapter focuses on Google+ (sometimes called Google Plus or simply G+), one of the most recent big players to join the social network arena. Launched in 2011, it is described as "a social layer across all of Google's services" ( It experienced an extremely rapid growth in its user base, with 10 million users after its first two weeks. After a number of redesigns, towards the end of 2015, Google revealed their larger focus on communities and collections, moving the service towards interest-based networking.

In this chapter, we will discuss the following topics:

  • How to interact with the Google+ API with the help of Python
  • How to search for people or pages on Google+ ...

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