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 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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Feb 192011

Subscribing to the Entries RSS feed that comes standard with your WordPress installation, is one way for users to follow your writings. However, these days social networks like Twitter and Facebook are the most popular ways to attract people to your blog. It appears that today who is publishing an item is more important than what he is publishing.

In this post we show you how to integrate Twitter into your WordPress software, allowing you to automatically send out a tweet each time you post a new blog entry.

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