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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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