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Mastering Social Media Mining with R by Vikram Garg, Sharan Kumar Ravindran

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Creating a Twitter API connection

We need to have an app created at https://dev.twitter.com/apps before making any API requests to Twitter. It's a standard method for developers to gain API access, and, more importantly, it helps Twitter to observe and restricts developer from making high load API requests.

The ROAuth package is the one we are going to use in our experiments. Recall that in Chapter 1, Fundamentals of Mining, we discussed a lot about the OAuth protocol to for obtaining tokens. These tokens allow users to authorize third-party apps to access the data from any user account without the need to have their passwords (or other sensitive information). ROAuth basically facilitates the same thing.

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