Twitter is one of those platforms that you either understand it or you don’t. There is no middle ground with it. However, there are millions of users on Twitter (myself included) and it is a goldmine of data. However, most of us don’t know how to use the information on Twitter to benefit our businesses. That is where books like Mining Twitter come in. This book shows you exactly how to get what you need out of Twitter. Each recipe offers a discussion of both how and why a solution works. These “recipes” are also easily adaptable to your needs. Some of the techniques in the book include: using OAuth to access Twitter, creating and analyzing graphs of Twitter relationships, using the streaming API to harvest tweets in real time, harvest and analyze both friends and followers, discover friendship cliques, and summarizes web pages from short URLs. This is just a few things you will find in Mining Twitter.
If you are trying to figure out where you or your business fits into Twitter, Mining Twitter is a must have book for you!