Chapter 8.  Mining All the Data!

This chapter provides an outlook on some of the social media APIs available out there. In particular, we will discuss the following topics:

  • How to mine videos from YouTube
  • How to mine open source projects from GitHub
  • How to mine local businesses from Yelp
  • How to use the requests library to call any web-based API
  • How to wrap your requests calls into a custom client

Many social APIs

Each of the previous chapters focused on a particular social media platform that has been popular in the recent years. Fortunately, the story is not over. Many platforms provide social networking functionalities, as well as a nice API to mine data from. On the other hand, providing a comprehensive description of all the possible APIs with exhaustive ...

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