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Spotting influencers and VIPs in LinkedIn with PowerShell — Part 2: “The Dark Side”

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Spotting influencers and VIPs in LinkedIn with PowerShell — Part 2: “The Dark Side”

What we have seen on our pre­vi­ous post may seem inter­est­ing and pow­er­ful. Essen­tially, what we are doing is open­ing the door to cre­at­ing local datasets with per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion com­ing from our Social Net­works. That’s a pretty big deal. There­fore, there are a cou­ple of things that we need to under­stand before going forward.

Pri­vacy, Law and Ethics

Usu­ally, on Dig­i­tal Media, when­ever you can access some infor­ma­tion is because you have rights and per­mis­sions to do so. How­ever, I would like you to con­sider the dif­fer­ence between “can” and “should”. Now, you have the chance to “down­load” datasets to your PC. That’s a sub­stan­tial dif­fer­ence from when data lives fully on the server. Now you are host­ing an instance of that data and there­fore you are legally bound by law to those juris­dic­tions applic­a­ble to you.

Bare in mind that reg­u­la­tory bod­ies may require that you apply high lev­els of pro­tec­tion and secu­rity to datasets con­tain­ing per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able infor­ma­tion about reli­gion, race, sex ori­en­ta­tion, or any sort of affil­i­a­tion. This could very well be the case of your dataset. How­ever, even if this is not the case, you can’t be sure whether the ones you are going to deal with tomor­row will put you in such a sit­u­a­tion.

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Spotting influencers and VIPs in LinkedIn with PowerShell — Part 1: “The How To”

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Spotting influencers and VIPs in LinkedIn with PowerShell - Part 1: "The How To"

Lik­ing, com­ment­ing, tag­ging, book­mark­ing or defin­ing some­thing as favorite are all com­mon on-line activ­i­ties these days. How­ever, most of us don’t real­ize the depth of infor­ma­tion we leave behind each time we per­form them and what we can actu­ally do with that information.

This is per­fectly under­stand­able in a world that hides all those details behind APIs that reg­u­lar peo­ple can’t use. For­tu­nately, this is no longer the case any­more. Today I would like to show you how to lever­age the Social Media Script­ing Frame­work to extract mean­ing­ful infor­ma­tion from those that con­nect with you or your brand in LinkedIn.

Let’s start by get­ting data from our LinkedIn Timelines …

Now, let’s have a look at what we’ve got in return:

As you can see, we have posts from one LinkedIn Group and from a LinkedIn Com­pany Page.

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Less is more” … Have we achieved it on this new release of the Framework?

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“Less is more” … Have we achieved it on this new release of the Framework?

Back in 2013, I shipped the Social Media Script­ing Frame­work for the first time. I was excited about it, but, at the same time, I real­ized that there were some things that, clearly, were too com­pli­cated. There is still a lot of work to do to make it even more sim­ple and more capa­ble. This is, def­i­nitely, not over. Any­way, I would like to spend some time show­ing you how the new updates have sim­pli­fied the way you inter­act with the frame­work and how to get the most of it.

Work­ing with Excel

The Excel mod­ule has changed a great deal in many ways. First, you no longer have to have a local copy of Excel on your local com­puter in order to work with data stored on Excel files. Of course, you can have it, but the Social Media Script­ing Frame­work doesn’t rely on it any more.

Let’s see what your expe­ri­ence was and how it is today:

On pre­vi­ous versions …

Written by Carlos Veira Lorenzo

March 3rd, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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