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Mining the social web, again

If you want to engage with the data that's surrounding you, Mining the Social Web is the best place to start.

When we first published Mining the Social Web, I thought it was one of the most important books I worked on that year. Now that we’re publishing a second edition (which I didn’t work on), I find that I agree with myself. With this new edition, Mining the Social Web is more important than ever. While we’re seeing more…
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Data is the real business model for social

IBM's Marie Wallace on the unrealized potential of social data.

As social media websites gather ever-growing data stores, they might be better served by finding ways to make profitable use of that data instead serving ads as their chief means of raising revenue. While the data might give them the information they need to serve more targeted ads — although in my experience they still have a ways to…
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Strata Week: Machine learning vs domain expertise

Strata Week: Machine learning vs domain expertise

Debating the data skills of machines and experts, a key data move for Microsoft, and Google Analytics gets social.

This week's data news includes another look at the Strata Conference's debate about machine learning versus subject matter expertise, Raghu Ramakrishnan moves from Yahoo to Microsoft, and more social data comes to Google Analytics.

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Social network analysis isn't just for social networks

Social network analysis isn't just for social networks

Social network analysis (SNA) finds meaningful patterns in relationship data.

The scientific methodology of social network analysis (SNA) helps explain not just how people connect, but why they come together as well. Here, "Social Network Analysis for Startups" co-author Maksim Tsvetovat offers a primer on SNA.

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Google+ is the social backbone

Google+ is the social backbone

There's a lot more to Google+ than a challenge to Facebook

Google+ is the rapidly growing seed of a web-wide social backbone, and the catalyst for the ultimate uniting of the social graph.

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Parsing a new Pew report: 3 ways the Internet is shaping healthcare

Key trends from the Pew Internet and Life Project's health information survey.

New research from the Pew Internet and Life Project sheds light on how online users are gathering and sharing health data. Here's a look at three important trends revealed in the survey.

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With sentiment analysis, context always matters

Matthew Russell on the limitations and applications of sentiment analysis.

Though sentiment analysis is subjective, Matthew Russell says using transparent methods and keeping the data in context are keys to making it an effective tool.

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4 SXSWi themes reveal the story within the story

4 SXSWi themes reveal the story within the story

Constant connectivity, mobile's next act, the rise of data science, and privacy's implications were dominant trends at SXSWi 2011.

The 2011 South by Southwest Interactive festival offered a reflection of what's to come, with hyperkinetic socializing, pervasive connectivity and an interest in communicating at the right time, not just in real time.

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Social data is an oracle waiting for a question

Social data is an oracle waiting for a question

"Mining the Social Web" author Matthew Russell on the questions and answers social data can handle.

Matthew Russell, author of "Mining the Social Web" and a speaker at the Where 2.0 Conference, discusses the tools and the mindset that can unlock social data's utility.

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