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

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Network analysis and visualization

So far, we used a few functions to get the details about our Facebook profile as well as friends' data. Let's see how to get to know more about our network. Before learning to get the network data, let's understand what a network is as well as a few important concepts about the network.

Anything connected to a few other things could be a network. Everything in real life is connected to each other, for example, people, machines, events, and so on. It would make a lot of sense if we analyzed them as a network. Let's consider a network of people; here, people will be the nodes in the network and the relationship between them would be the edges (lines connecting them).

Social network analysis

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