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

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Using the Tumblr API

Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking platform. Tumblr, as of August 2015, hosts around 248 million blogs and about 117 billion posts, and over 75 million posts are created on a daily basis. In this section, we will see how to access the data from Tumblr and, in the process, understand how the steps involved are different from the methodology discussed so far.

There is a package in R that allows interaction with Tumblr. We need to install the package tumblR. The package has little dependency, so use the following code for installation:

install.packages("tumblR")
install.packages("base64enc")
install.packages("httpuv")
library(tumblR)

The preceding code installs the related packages, as well as loads the required package ...

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