Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

Book review: Mining the social Web

What can someone find out about your tweets, and the people who retweet and respond to them? Rather a lot - including why they include extraneous characters that only get noticed when they're photographed behind Barack Obama (despite being limited to 140 characters, tweets include metadata like what kind of character encoding they use and a great deal more).

For details of what Twitter, Facebook and other social networks make public and how anyone using the APIs can work with that information, check out my review of Mining the social Web over at ZDNet UK
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