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

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Retrieving venue data from Foursquare

Foursquare is a local search services company that offers its service on the mobile platform as well as a website. Log in to Foursquare as a developer in order to get the idea of the API request and response patterns. On registering, a unique OAuth token is generated.

In the developer's login, open the explorer from the list of links on the left-hand side panel. Here's a screenshot of the developer's landing page:

Retrieving venue data from Foursquare

In the explorer panel, we can see how the request is being sent, which can again be replicated in R using either the function fromJSON or GET. The data will be retrieved in the JSON format. Here's the ...

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