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To Read This Book?

If you have a basic programming background and are interested in insight surrounding the opportunities that arise from mining and analyzing data from the social web, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll begin getting our hands dirty after just a few more pages of frontmatter. I’ll be forthright, however, and say upfront that one of the chief complaints you’re likely to have about this book is that all of the chapters are far too short. Unfortunately, that’s always the case when trying to capture a space that’s evolving daily and is so rich and abundant with opportunities. That said, I’m a fan of the “80-20 rule”, and I sincerely believe that this book is a reasonable attempt at presenting the most interesting 20 percent of the space that you’d want to explore with 80 percent of your available time.


  

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