Review of "Mining the Social Web" | By Matthew Russell
Kudos to the organisation of the book, with chapter 'encapsulation', allowing for each chapter to be read independently, for each social web network. The e-book is enjoyable because it has a lot of hyperlinks, which is quite convenient, and Matthew Russell did discuss what and where to mind API's, but failed in portraying an understanding for the reasons for mining this. Perhaps this book would be good in conjunction with a more theoretical book, but if you are after a practical book, this is a good bet. You will get advanced techniques on not just literal analysis but relative and similarity analysis, actually understanding the context of the feeds being returned.
Prior Knowledge: Script programming (Python pref.)
My rating :[rating=3]
Author: Matthew A. Russell
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Year: January 2011