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Understanding the Reaction to Amazon Prime Air (Or: Tapping Twitter’s Firehose for Fun and Profit with pandas)

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On Cyber Monday eve, Jeff Bezos appeared in a 60 Minutes segment and revealed to the world that he’s been working on an experimental effort called Amazon Prime Air. The general idea behind Amazon Prime Air is that Amazon may one day deliver relatively lightweight items directly to your doorstep in less than 30 minutes […]

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An Approximate Solution for TL;DR [~50 Year Old Text Summarization Hack Presented as a ~1.7MB Animated GIF]

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Suffering from information overload? Too much TL;DR happening in your life? Attention span just isn’t what it used to be? Watch this short ~30 second screencast (a ~1.7MB animated GIF) that demonstrates a 50+ year old hack for summarizing news articles and other types of online content. After all, it seemed fitting that the presentation of a […]

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Getting Started with Twitter’s API: From Zero to Firehose in ~2.5 Minutes

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Mining the Social Web‘s goal is to teach you how to transform curiosity into insight, and its virtual machine features two IPython Notebooks that are designed to get you up and running with Twitter’s API as quickly as possible. The following ~2.5 minute screencast shows how to generate OAuth credentials, establish a Twitter API connection, and make API […]

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