Apr 282011

Last time, we created buttons for bookmarking, permalinking, mail forwarding, and printing. However, these days, your website can not be complete without some sort of social media integration. In this article we add page-specific buttons for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to our site. Next time, we round up by setting up three general social media buttons. Continue reading »

Apr 082011

Although most users do not pay for the services LinkedIn provides to them, the company has to make money some way. It does that by selling the contact and profile data to the users and companies that are paying for their LinkedIn accounts. That means that you will regularly receive messages from recruiters, analysts, advertisers, "partners", and other people trying to make a buck from you through LinkedIn. Continue reading »

Apr 012011

Mining the Social Web: Analyzing Data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Media Sites, by Matthew A. Russell

Just released by O’Reilly:

Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn generate a tremendous amount of valuable social data, but how can you find out who’s making connections with social media, what they’re talking about, or where they’re located? This concise and practical book, Mining the Social Web (O’Reilly Media, $39.99 USD), shows you how to answer these questions and more. You’ll learn how to combine social web data, analysis techniques, and visualization to help you find what you’ve been looking for in the social haystack, as well as useful information you didn’t know existed.

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