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Matthew Russell, Chief Technology Officer at Digital Reasoning, Principal at Zaffra, and author of several books on technology including Mining the Social Web (O'Reilly, 2013), now in its second edition. He is passionate about open source software development, data mining, and creating technology to amplify human intelligence. Matthew studied computer science and jumped out of airplanes at the United States Air Force Academy. When not solving hard problems, he enjoys practicing Bikram Hot Yoga, CrossFitting and participating in triathlons.
The book is well written and manages to keep me interested and motivated, which is great.
Mining the Social Web by Matthew Russell is a delightful reading which covers a wide array of very pertinent social media technologies.
Some basic programming ability is a must for this book, as the first page starts with installing the Python development tools.
I really enjoyed this book. The best part is that they provide a vm on github so you can be up and running with their examples in less than 30 minutes.Published 27 days ago by Brandon Leventhal
In addition to reading the book (both versions) myself, and recommending it to others, this is truly the definitive work on "Mining the Social Web". Read morePublished 6 months ago by Andrew
It is nice introduction but almost all of the API's (FB, Twitter, Linkedin) referenced in the book are out of date. Read morePublished 8 months ago by michaelDubs
I've been stuck at the chapter one for ages. It not really author's fault however twitter api keeps on changing and the book did not update the text which ethically feels... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rishi
Most codes from this book do not work and the errata in the O'Reilly site is overpast.
I was excited to read and try all the examples but I faced code problems related to the... Read more
Great book. I liked that the author jumps straight in, and assumes an appropriate reader intelligence and context. Read morePublished 19 months ago by T. M. Bergh
This is a very good book to start Mining the social web. It contains detailed example and it's very helpful when you don't know where to start with. Read morePublished 22 months ago by pchai
Twitter, Linkedn, Google+, Facebook are the sites where people put their personal information, their association to other friends, companies, groups. Read morePublished 23 months ago by rpv
I have been doing Social Web analysis for quite a time and I had every hope to learn about it more from this book. Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by vickythakre